PHIL JACKSON NEWS

Sasha Vujacic's Knicks contract is fully guaranteed for next season

Sasha Vujacic has essentially been out of the NBA since 2011, save for a brief two-game stint with the Clippers during the 2013-14 season.So, when the Knicks inked Vujacic to a one-year deal for the upcoming season, it was worth wondering if it was nothing more than a non-guaranteed training camp invite, in order to see if he might have anything left.But apparently, New York went...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Sign Sasha Vujacic to a One-Year Deal

The New York Knicks have the feel of being a Los Angeles Lakers’ run team. Phil Jackson is the President of Basketball Operations, and Derek Fisher is the head coach. Now, the Lakers have agreed to sign free agent shooting guard Sasha Vujacic to a one-year contract to bring another Lakers face into the mix. The New York Knicks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should pursue Boozer

Phil Jackson and his team can turn this summer around by adding Carlos Boozer to the fold Although New York Knicks fans may be disappointed with how Phil Jackson has handled free agency thus far, the Zen Master nevertheless still has time to turn those jeers into cheers. Recently, rumors have circulated that the Knicks have shown interest in Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks

The New York Knicks have expressed tepid interest in signing Carlos Boozer. Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Duke players fail to live up to expectations of NBA

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson On Monday, Charley Rose published the fourth article in a five-part ESPN series about New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, and his attempt to gut and rebuild the team. While most of the focus, and the headlines, of the article, which is based on interactions with Jackson on January 10, focus on the Knicks trading Iman Shumpert and J.R...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers are trying to follow the other LA team of 2010

The Golden State Warriors weren’t always elegant in their run to the 2015 NBA title, and goodness knows, Draymond Green frequently approached the line between “aggressive and dirty” on the court. He can be reckless at times. Yet, one would ultimately have to conclude that the Warriors had no knuckleheads on their roster. Championship teams generally don’t have knuckleheads...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: JR Smith was traded for 'delinquent behavior'

It appears that the great Phil Jackson’s public persona no longer includes a filter. The New York Knicks executive has been increasingly candid when speaking to the media in recent years—a fact that repeated itself in comments Jackson made for an ESPN piece on the team’s 2014-15 season. And the guy that took most of the hits from Jackson was none other than current free agent...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: "We need to win" to attract free agents

The New York Knicks finalized a few terrific moves in free agency, but the signings weren’t glamorous, flashy superstars. They missed out on LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, two frontcourt talents several New York fans desired. However, team president Phil Jackson admitted the franchise must rebound from a couple disappointing seasons in order to become a top destination once...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Free agency signings lack fireworks, but add depth

Phil Jackson Before the dawn of each NBA free agency frenzy, the hopes are always high amongst the league’s fan bases. This summer all eyes were on LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe—throughout the league and especially in New York, where Phil Jackson sits atop his Madison Square Garden throne, attempting to reinvigorate a franchise that basically just treated...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Knicks Losing Ground in the Free Agency Race?

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks have options in free agency, but which ones will they land? (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) The rumors of some other big-name free agents have changed quite a bit, but Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are still considered the leaders to land two free agents that could fit right into the starting five next season. The Knicks had been...
Via The Sports Journal
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

Phil Jackson joined Twitter a little over two years ago, and in doing so opened himself up to the endless criticism professional athletes, coaches and executives are always dealing with. But don’t worry, it doesn’t bother the legendary coach. In fact, he loves it. In a lengthy interview with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony angry over Phil Jackson’s draft moves

The New York Knicks had the No. 4 overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, and Carmelo Anthony was expecting them to do a lot more with it. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that Anthony called former teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. — who was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks’ Phil Jackson compares Kristaps Porzingis to Pau Gasol

Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Knicks ended up selecting Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and it came at the disappointment of fans everywhere. He is an intriguing prospect to say the least, but Phil Jackson has received quite a bit of heat because he isn’t as NBA ready as some other prospects that were available. Despite all of the...
Via Sports-Glory
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Porzingis Project: Phil Jackson ties his legacy to a Latvian forward

For the first time in 30 years, the New York Knicks made a selection in the top 5 of the NBA draft. Unlike 1985 when they drafted Patrick Ewing — the consensus top prize that year, and perhaps the most universally renowned college basketball prospect of all-time — taking Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick was, well, a contentious choice. When you’re the Knicks — a basketball...
Via Bloguin Best
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Porzingis Project: Phil Jackson ties his legacy to a Latvian forward

For the first time in 30 years, the New York Knicks made a selection in the top 5 of the NBA draft. Unlike 1985 when they drafted Patrick Ewing — the consensus top prize that year, and perhaps the most universally renowned college basketball prospect of all-time — taking Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick was, well, a contentious choice. When you’re the Knicks — a basketball...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lakers Have Already Won The 2016 NBA Championship According To Twitter

Once a model for consistency, the Lakers have slowly declined since Phil Jackson’s departure after the 2011 season culminating in the franchise bottoming out last year by posting a sizzling 27-55 record. In fact, the 55 losses were the most in franchise history. Yikes! That hasn’t deterred their overzealous fans from hitching their hopes on [&hellip The post The Lakers Have...
Via No Coast Bias
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 4 pick, cap space, give Jackson tools to rebuild Knicks

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Had Phil Jackson been discussing his six championships with Chicago, nobody would argue. If he meant the five more he won coaching the Lakers, he'd have been correct. But when he said Tuesday he did a ''great job,'' he was referring to last season, his first as president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks. That's a 17-65 season that was the worst...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson annoyed with LeBron James' traveling

Phil Jackson is not thrilled with the current state of basketball, and the issues he has with today’s game even extend to the best player in the world. In a recent feature for Bleacher Report, Jackson told Howard Beck that the beauty has been taken out of basketball to make it more “individualized.” As an...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevon Looney Could Have Odom-Type Role In Triangle

Kevon Looney grew up as a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers while Phil Jackson was head coach running the triangle offense. Looney could be a strong fit in the New York Knicks' triangle, according to one Eastern Conference scout. “He could be an [Lamar] Odom-type,” the scout said. “He can shoot it and score from the interior, pass and make plays off of the dribble. I like him there...
Via RealGM
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson thinks he should have gotten executive of the year votes

The New York Knicks had their worst season in franchise history. They finished with the second-worst record in the league last season at 17-65, one game better than the Minnesota Timberwolves. But Phil Jackson doesn't look at his first season as team president as a failure. Far from it. In a Q&A with the New York Times, Jackson was asked if he would have still taken the Knicks...
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tapping Into the Mindset of Zen Master Kerr

Phil Jackson’s 11 championships as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers is something that has never been close to comparison. Still in every generation there is someone who shadows a legend. In his first year with the Warriors Steve Kerr secured 67 wins, the top seed in the Western Conference and a league MVP in Stephen Curry. Comparing Kerr to Jackson is unrealistic...
Via TopSportsReport
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Must Get it Right in the Draft and Free Agency

President of the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, speaks at a press conference before the game against the Charlotte Hornets on January 10, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images) The New York Knicks have not been able to put together a championship caliber team since the 1990’s. A combination of consistent mistakes in the front...
Via The Sports Journal
June 03, 2015  |  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
May 29, 2015  |  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
May 29, 2015  |  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
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
Lakers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Notre Dame doesn't need a conference

Rex takes jabs at Jets' management

Sanchez: It's 'crazy' to call Chip racist

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker