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Is Emmanuel Mudiay the Answer for the New York Knicks?

Emmanuel Mudiay in action with the DR Congo national team (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) Fans as well as people within the New York Knicks’ organization are not very happy about landing the fourth pick in this years NBA Draft. The Knicks finished last season with the second worst record and had the second best chance of landing the top overall pick. The negative that comes...
Via The Sports Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Could Tell Phil Jackson: “It’s Not Goink Very Well”

Reaction to the firing of Tom Thibodeau as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls has acquired all shapes and sizes, flowing in every possible direction. There’s a general consensus about the situation in terms of the relationship between Thibodeau and management, and when Adrian Wojnarowski weighs in, you can reliably view his assessment as a relatively accurate one. A few weeks...
Via Bloguin Best
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Could Tell Phil Jackson: “It’s Not Goink Very Well”

Reaction to the firing of Tom Thibodeau as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls has acquired all shapes and sizes, flowing in every possible direction. There’s a general consensus about the situation in terms of the relationship between Thibodeau and management, and when Adrian Wojnarowski weighs in, you can reliably view his assessment as a relatively accurate one. A few weeks...
Via Crossover Chronicles
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knick’s Terrible Luck Loomed into NBA Draft Lottery

As many people know the New York Knicks had an absolutely abysmal season this past year. The man, the myth, the legend Phil Jackson takes the helm for the Knick’s organization and promises to turn them into a consistent title contender. I think it’s safe to say every Knicks fan was both curious and excited for his historic era to take place. However, it got off to a bad start...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Knick’s Terrible Luck Loomed into NBA Draft Lottery

As many people know the New York Knicks had an absolutely abysmal season this past year. The man, the myth, the legend Phil Jackson takes the helm for the Knick’s organization and promises to turn them into a consistent title contender. I think it’s safe to say every Knicks fan was both curious and excited for his historic era to take place. However, it got off to a bad start...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

There is more than one specific way to win in the NBA. The Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Golden State Warriors all have distinctive, unique styles. Despite those differences they all have something in common – they base the way they play around their talent. Houston puts James Harden in position to maximize his ability to attack the basket and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft Lottery Order Announced

Fans of teams that didn’t make the playoffs this season had their attention on the NBA draft lottery selection show on ESPN Tuesday night. Ping pong balls—an outdated way to select the draft’s order—took center stage prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Minnesota Timberwolves boasted the best odds of acquiring the top pick at 25 percent. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson: Lakers had ‘handshake agreement’ for Garnett in 2007

The Boston Celtics traded for Kevin Garnett in 2007, and the 15-time NBA All-Star immediately helped turn the franchise around and win a championship. That title was won at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were apparently left wondering what could have been after the NBA Finals. In a fantastic oral history of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons’ Greg Monroe Not Looking to Become a Knick, At Least Not Officially

Yesterday afternoon New York Daily News New York Knicks beat writer Frank Isola aired out “maybe the worst kept secret in the NBA”, after Isola wrote the following about Detroit Pistons’ forward Greg Monroe’s possible summer plans when Monroe becomes an unrestricted free agent: “Maybe the worst kept secret in the NBA is that Phil Jackson plans to pursue Detroit Pistons...
Via Bloguin Best
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson wants a disciple to run his D-League team, too

The New York Knicks acquired their own D-League affiliate before the season, but the Westchester Knicks had just about as much success as their NBA owners.  Westchester is 10-36 on the year, and now, changes come: Whitted actually played alongside Houston at the University of Tennessee, where the two of them fostered a relationship in the early '90s. Now, it seems Hodges, another...
Via Fox Sports
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson jokes that Jeanie Buss told him to 'destroy' Knicks

Things have gone off the rails so severely for the New York Knicks this season that Phil Jackson relied on some gallows humor to summarize the sorry state of the team. He did so by jokingly suggesting he meant to ruin the team and that Jeanie Buss, his fiancée and Los Angeles Lakers president, put...Read More The post Phil Jackson jokingly says Jeanie Buss told him to ‘destroy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson to be fined for comments on college player

Phil Jackson’s trip to Columbus to watch Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell will end up costing the New York Knicks’ president a little more than he expected it to.  According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Jackson will be fined by the NBA for commenting on the Buckeyes’ star guard, who is technically a “draft-ineligible player.” Russell, a true freshman...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson makes fun of the Knicks after their performance against the Cavaliers

Sunday’s game for the New York Knicks against the Cleveland Cavaliers had to be hard for team president Phil Jackson. With no Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks had no chance against the surging Cavaliers. What probably hurts Jackson even more is watching J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, who he traded connect on a unbelievable alley-oop. Late Sunday night, Jackson...
Via No Guts, No Glory
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Knicks gave basketball gods heartburn

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is never afraid to take to social media with his opinion of what is happening around his team and the the NBA in general. That didn’t change Sunday after New York fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers by 18 points at Madison Square Garden earlier in the day. Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their "best" nature and please the...
Via Sportsnaut
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Krause: Phil Jackson took Knicks job ‘for the money’

Former Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause says there is only one reason Phil Jackson took the Knicks job. Check that: He believes there are $60 million reasons Phil took the job. Krause, who was GM of the Bulls during Phil’s successful tenure as the team’s coach in the ’90s (and has a testy relationship with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Dishes On Relationship With Shaquille O’Neal, Phil Jackson (Video)

Kobe Bryant has always been fearless on the court, but recently the longtime Los Angeles Laker has become increasingly gutsy with his statements to the media. Right before suffering the shoulder injury that ended his season, Bryant met with GQ’s Chuck Klosterman and let it all hang out when asked about his relationship with his former coach Phil Jackson...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Kevin Durant More Likely To Join Lakers Than Knicks?

One reason the New York Knicks decided to hand over such a large salary to Phil Jackson last year was so that the franchise could become a bigger player during free agency. The Knicks hope Jackson’s 11 rings will help them lure the superstars of the league to the Big Apple over the coming years. One of the Knicks’ biggest targets is obviously Kevin Durant, who, along with the...
Via Lakerholicz.com
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Has Distanced Himself From Lakers

Phil Jackson, as well as Derek Fisher, insist that they have closed the chapter on their former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Jackson was nearly re-hired by the Lakers during the 2012-13 season. “It’s been four years [since I was there], so I’ve kind of just divorced myself from them,’’ Jackson said. Fisher added he will not really feel anything extra when facing the Lakers...
Via RealGM
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Don't blame Fisher; it's up to me to build the Knicks the right way

NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson offered a mea culpa for the New York Knicks' awful first half of the season but said he's doing what's best for the franchise's future. Days after trading away two of the team's best players and getting little in return, Jackson asked fans not to blame coach Derek Fisher because what's shaping up as the worst season in franchise history is his responsibility...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers Blowout Knicks, Phil Jackson Attends

By Kevin R. Linares (Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers grabbed their second win in a row in what was an impressive blowout win ending at 127-96 against the New York Knicks at the staples center. The Lakers scored 51 points in the third quarter, making it the most points scored in a quarter ever by the franchise and points in a quarter allowed by the Knicks. The Lakers...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Square Garden photo book includes nude pic of Phil Jackson circa 1973 (pic)

The official photographer for Madison Square Garden for nearly the past 50 years recently compiled a photo book of the many memories that have been made in the historic and revered arena. While there are photographs aplenty featuring such luminaries from the world of entertainment such as Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, one...Read More The post Madison Square Garden...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Gary Payton posts throwback pic of himself, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson

Who remembers these days? For one season in 2003-04, Kobe Bryant and Gary Payton were teammates. With Shaquille O’Neal and Karl Malone by their side, the Los Angeles Lakers made it all the way to the NBA Finals but lost in five games to the Detroit Pistons after Malone was ruled out of action due to injury woes. Still, Bryant and Payton formed a strong bond during that season...
Via Lakerholicz.com
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson defends Tyson Chandler trade to Mavericks on Twitter 

Phil Jackson's mellowness, which has been put through the ringer in recent weeks, got tested just a little more on Thursday when the Knicks president responded to three separate reply tweets to a link about a story suggesting that he “got hornswoggled in his first big move” in trading Tyson Chandler to Dallas in June. “Negative, I'm okay with the Dallas deal. Tyson fits there...
Via The Other Paper
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks' Melo reportedly open to waiving no-trade clause

The ink has barely dried on Carmelo Anthony's five-year, $124 million deal with the Knicks, but the All-Star forward might be looking for a change of scenery. The New York Post reports that Anthony, who signed his max contract in July, would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if team president Phil Jackson can strike a deal with a team of Melo's liking. This report comes two...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Knicks have a 'loser's mentality'

The New York Knicks are off to an abysmal 4-18 start to the season, and Phil Jackson doesn’t think his team’s struggles have anything to do with a lack of talent. According to the Zen Master, the Knicks have the physical tools needed to win games. They just think like losers. “It’s about a loser’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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