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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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Erik Spoelstra is One of the Most Underrated Coaches of Our Generation

Quick: who are the four current NBA head coaches with titles on their resumes? Considering only six franchises have won all 15 NBA Finals this millennium — the Los Angeles Lakers (5), San Antonio Spurs (4), Miami Heat (3), Dallas Mavericks (1), Detroit Pistons (1) and Boston Celtics (1) — the list of candidates is actually pretty easy to narrow down. Three men who guided their...
Via Heat Nation
14 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

Phil Jackson: My fiancee urged me to take the Knicks job so I could destroy the team

From Marc Berman of the New York Post:After an impromptu 15-minute media session following the Knicks’ shootaround at UCLA Thursday morning, Jackson was asked by an L.A. reporter why he so badly wanted to come out of retirement to be a team president.He reiterated it was Lakers president/fiancée Jeanie Buss’ doing.“It’s not something I wanted to do, it’s something my partner...
Via Bob's Blitz
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

Warriors co-owner Joe Lakob backtracks, apologizes to Mark Jackson

Last week, Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob went a little overboard in his praise for head coach Steve Kerr. After letting everyone know how excited he was with Kerr, Lacob threw some shots at former head coach Mark Jackson. Lacob claimed that Jackson didn’t get along with anybody in the organization and wanted to do things his way. After those comments, Lacob received...
Via No Guts, No Glory
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Denver Nuggets have become a laughingstock

The Denver Nuggets hired Brian Shaw, the highly sought-after coaching candidate who was an assistant with the Lakers under Phil Jackson, to his first head-coaching job in the NBA last summer with high hopes. At the time, Denver was a team brimming with potential and young, explosive player after another. The roster composition is still basically the same as it was when Shaw signed...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson ticked off by Adam Silver's Triangle Offense statement

Phil Jackson has an issue with just about everyone these days. The New York Knicks president is trying to rebuild that once-proud franchise as the team president. The early results are mixed, but Jackson’s vaunted triangle offense has been a hot-button topic. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently gave his thoughts on the Knicks’ progress, specifically as it pertains to the...
Via NESN.com
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson optimistic even as Knicks struggle

  Phil Jackson said Monday he is optimistic, and Carmelo Anthony is upbeat, even as the New York Knicks struggle through the start of the season. The only thing the Knicks' team president seems bothered by is people focusing too much on the team's triangle offense -- including Commissioner Adam Silver. The Knicks had lost four straight and were 2-5 as Jackson spoke to the media...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson’s defends Kobe Bryant’s 37 shots vs. Phoenix

It must be nice to have someone like the Zen Master in your corner. After Kobe Bryant put up 37 shots against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, the entire basketball world seemingly went after the Black Mamba, calling the five-time NBA champion a ball hog while placing the Lakers’ 0-5 start solely on his shoulders. However, Bryant’s former coach saw nothing wrong with his 37...
Via Lakerholicz.com
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivers working meditation into routine, including tips from Phil Jackson

Doc Rivers is doing much more than studying X's and O's in his quest to help bring the Clippers the organization's first championship. He's added meditation to his coaching arsenal. And the best part is that he's picked up some meditation tips from someone in the NBA coaching fraternity; Zen Master Phil Jackson. "I didn't go to Phil. We just were talking about it one day," Rivers...
Via Fox Sports West
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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