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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski throws shade at Phil Jackson regarding the triangle offense

As many of you already know, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is considered one of the best coaches in NBA history. He is also considered a offensive genius due to the triangle offense he ran with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is also considered one of the best coaches as well and had a different prospective of Jackson triangle...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 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
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the New York Knicks Going to Do with the Fourth Pick?

Phil Jackson the President of the New York Knicks watches the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images) When Phil Jackson agreed to become the President of the New York Knicks a little more than a year ago, he became the next big-name “savior” of the franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
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 Crossover Chronicles
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

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
May 25, 2015  |  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
May 19, 2015  |  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
May 19, 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

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
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