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Knicks Talk: Lamar Odom a Knick?

By Charles R. Trimble III When you are a team, like the NY Knicks, with limited salary cap space and not in possession of your own 1st rd pick, there aren’t many ways to improve a 35 win team other than to think outside the box, and that’s exactly what the imminent Lamar Odom signing represents. The new president of basketball operation, the legendary Phil Jackson, will now start...
Via Knickswag
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks to sign Lamar Odom before season's end

In what would be their first big move under new president Phil Jackson, the New York Knicks will reportedly sign Lamar Odom in the very near future. Odom could join the Knicks as early as before the end of the regular season, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein (via Dan Favale of Bleacher Report): Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks are on course, barring an unforeseen snag, to formally...
Via Basketball Bicker
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knicks, Lamar Odom near deal

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are progressing toward a deal to sign veteran free agent Lamar Odom before the NBA regular season ends Wednesday, according to sources briefed on the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks are on course, barring an unforeseen snag, to formally sign Odom this week in a move that would put him on their roster immediately and, more importantly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony asks about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

Carmelo Anthony recently approached a former Chicago Bulls player and asked a loaded question that should make Phil Jackson a little nervous. “What is it like to play for Thibs?” Anthony said. Anthony’s interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can be taken one of several ways. Anthony, who lives and breathes basketball, is merely interested in learning something about one of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers, Knicks & Celtics Miss Playoffs For 1st Time in NBA History

For the first time in the history of the NBA – that means since the NBA was formed way back in 1948- The Knicks, Lakers and Celtics will all miss the playoffs. The Lakers and Celtics have the most titles in NBA history. The Knicks of course have been searching for new title hopes since their new president Phil Jackson won one as a player with the franchise in 1973. The Celtics...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: New York Knicks interested in Lamar Odom

The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in signing free agent big man Lamar Odom. However, it’s more than likely that if the Knicks did bring him on board, he wouldn’t play a significant role on the team until next season. This speculation ties closely to new Knicks president Phil Jackson, who coached Odom on the Los Angeles Lakers to a championship over the Boston Celtics...
Via Turn On The Knicks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Knicks, Phil Jackson to sign Lamar Odom?

Could a Lamar Odom and Phil Jackson reunion be on the cards? It appears to be a definite possibility. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Knicks “have expressed interest” in signing Odom, who is currently a free agent. Marc Berman from the New York Post first reported last week that Odom and Jackson had been in recent contact. The versatile forward signed a contract with a...
Via Lakerholicz.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: Let Phil Jackson coach the Knicks

Im guessing this is how Larry Brown felt when discussing the woes of the NY Knicks, actually, Im sure every Knick fan looks this way. From BigStory, Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown recently made some comments that might be felt amongst many… why won’t Jackson coach the Knicks? He still lives in L.A. and only frequents NY occasionally; make matters worse he walked his dog when...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson Sees Iman Shumpert as Valuable Part of New York Knicks Future

It appeared as though Iman Shumpert’s time with the New York Knicks was coming to an end this season, as he had fallen out of favor with the organization. Shumpert was the subject of various trade propositions at the NBA trade deadline, though non came to pass. However, with the addition of Phil Jackson as President of Basketball Operations, Shumpert’s stock in New York appears...
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom reportedly had sit-down meeting with Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson is looking to recreate his triangle offense with the New York Knicks by bringing in the right personnel next year. Lamar Odom, who played for Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers for five seasons, is very familiar with that scheme. Is that why Jackson and Odom reportedly had a sit-down meeting last week? […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson had meeting with Lamar Odom

During Phil Jackson’s reign as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Lamar Odom played a significant role in the franchise’s success. So it’s no wonder Phil felt compelled to meet with Odom on Wednesday during the Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks game, reports Mark Berman of the New York Post: “For a second time, Phil Jackson met with a former Laker at halftime during a game...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Met With Lamar Odom At Halftime Of Knicks Game

Lamar Odom has had some issues in his personal life lately and had someone from his successful past reach out to lend a helping hand. For the second time this season, Phil Jackson met with a former Laker at halftime during a game as Knicks president. This time, it was a serious sit-down with Lamar Odom during Wednesday’s Knicks-Nets game at Madison Square Garden. The troubled...
Via Thacover2
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Met With Lamar Odom At Halftime Of Knicks Game

Lamar Odom has had some issues in his personal life lately and had someone from his successful past reach out to lend a helping hand. For the second time this season, Phil Jackson met with a former Laker at halftime during a game as Knicks president. This time, it was a serious sit-down with Lamar Odom during Wednesday’s Knicks-Nets game at Madison Square Garden. The troubled Odom...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Troubled Lamar Odom had sit-down with Jackson

For a second time, Phil Jackson met with a former Laker at halftime during a game as Knicks president. This time, it was a sit-down with Lamar Odom during Wednesday’s Knicks-Nets game. The troubled Odom, 34, is sitting out this season after being arrested over the summer on a DUI charge and spending some time in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. He played last season with the Clippers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss says Phil Jackson is loud in bed…because he snores

Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss and former head coach Phil Jackson (now New York Knicks president) have been dating for years, but the couple has a new wrinkle in their relationship – distance. While Jackson often spent time in Montana during the season (after his retirement), he’ll now be across the country in New York as the two attempt to work on their bi-coastal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Phil Jackson to target Derek Fisher for Knicks’ front office position

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is interested in Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher for a front office position.Image By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsJackson has been quoted:"[Fisher is a] natural leader with exceptionally emotional intelligence and finely tuned management skills."The 39-year-old Fisher has said that this season will be his last...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: “Knicks In A Hunt For Talent”

Any shot Mike Woodson had of returning to coach the Knicks next season was obliterated during that massive 51 point quarter the Lakers had Tuesday night. Phil Jackson told the New York Times that with 8 minutes 54 seconds left in the fourth quarter, he had seen enough. He texted his fiancée, Jeanie Buss, and told her he was ready to go. Jackson called the experience “awful...
Via Thacover2
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Blasts the Knicks

Following the Knicks’ woeful performance on Tuesday night versus the Lakers, Phil Jackson wasted no time in ripping apart his new team. Recently appointed as the President of Basketball Operations, the Knicks decided that  Phil Jackson was the man that could eventually turn the franchise around. It’s also safe to say that Jackson is a relatively blunt man who isn’t afraid...
Via New York Sports-Kings
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: “Knicks In A Hunt For Talent”

Any shot Mike Woodson had of returning to coach the Knicks next season was obliterated during that massive 51 point quarter the Lakers had Tuesday night. Phil Jackson told the New York Times that with 8 minutes 54 seconds left in the fourth quarter, he had seen enough. He texted his fiancée, Jeanie Buss, and told her he was ready to go. Jackson called the experience “awful,...
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson calls Knicks performance “Awful”; Leaves early to “Walk the Dog”

Last night’s New York Knicks/Los Angeles Lakers game was brutal to watch for Knicks fans. The Lakers scored 51 points in the third quarter on their way to a 127-96 win, crushing just about chance the Knicks had at making the playoffs. Phil Jackson, the new head of basketball operations for New York, isn’t accustomed to losing, and he clearly doesn’t like watching his team lose...
Via Standing O Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson left blowout loss early to walk his dog

Phil Jackson made an appearance at his old stomping grounds to watch his New York Knicks face his old team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on the hardwood at Staples Center. The new Knicks president in all likelihood is regretting that decision as it probably would have been far less painful to stay away. The Knicks […] The post Phil Jackson calls Knicks’ blowout loss to Lakers ‘awful...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Left Knicks-Lakers Game Early to Walk his Dog

Not really sure if this is proper protocol for a team President, but he’s the Zen Master for a reason. Last night Phil Jackson was back in familiar territory as his New York Knicks took on the Los Angeles Lakers in Staples Center. The Knicks subsequently were destroyed by 31, but it appears Jackson didn’t […]
Via Word On The Game
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Left Lakers/Knicks Beatdown Early to Walk His Dog

Can you really blame him? Last night Phil Jackson was in LA to watch his new team take on the Lakers. Things didn’t go so well for the Knicks and they got destroyed 127-96. It turns out that Phil didn’t need to stay to see the entire beatdown and left the game with 8 minutes and 54 seconds left to walk his dog: When Jackson exited the elevator, he stopped to use the bathroom...
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: We're In A Talent Hunt

Phil Jackson was in attendance for the New York Knicks' 127-96 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Knicks allowed 51 points in the third quarter to a Lakers' team playing without Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant. “Fifty-one points,” Jackson said. “When it’s 35 points you start to get worried. When it’s a 51-point quarter, that’s really awful.” Jackson said...
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Lose To Lakers By 31 Points

I wonder if Phil Jackson was asking himself if he made the right move becoming Knicks President. After an eight-game-winning streak, the Knicks have lost back-to-back games to sub .500 teams. First there was the loss to the Cavs and then Tuesday night, a blowout loss to the Lakers. The Knicks loss to the no-name Lakers by 31, 127 – 96. This included a 51 point first quarter. By...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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