Rookie coach highlights and predictions

Every year there are new rookies in the league. But I am going to talk to you about the rookie head coaches. There seems to be a fair amount of them this season and they all enter into different team situations. So I thought it would be fun to explore what might happen to them this year. There are some good teams (Golden State and Cleveland), a bad one (Jazz) and one I am not sure...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher ready to begin shaping Knicks into a winner

The Knicks opened training camp last year with more questions and concerns than healthy bodies. Part of that stemmed from the sudden dismissal of Glen Grunwald and subsequent hiring of Steve Mills as team president four days before the start of camp. Four days before camp opens this year, new team president Phil Jackson sat between first-time coach Derek Fisher and Mills, now the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two games vs. Cavs top list of Knicks most expensive tickets for 2014-15 season

The New York Knicks had a subpar 2013-14 season after being expected to do big things following a 54 win 2012-13 campaign.  However, the Knicks won only 37 games last season and failed to reach the playoffs.  Since then, President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson has taken over bringing in some new faces like trading Tyson Chandler for Jose Calderon, drafting Cleanthony Early...
Via Knicks Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson thinks Knicks can be a playoff team

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Phil Jackson said it happens every time he walks around New York. ''Someone asks the question, `How we gonna be? How we doing?''' Jackson said. OK, so how are the Knicks going to be? ''We believe we're going to be a playoff team,'' Jackson said Friday, ''and then we don't know how far we'll be able to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kobe Bryant trained harder than Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was renowned for his legendary work ethic, but Phil Jackson says Kobe Bryant even surpassed the Chicago Bulls great in terms of training. Jackson, now the president of the New York Knicks, did a lengthy Q&A with the New York Post. Jackson talked about why he took the job, how he thinks players […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

90’s Bulls: Where Are They Now? Pt. 2

Chances are, if you care what the members of any team are doing twenty years later, they were pretty damn good. In the case of the 90’s Bulls, they weren’t just good, they were some of the greatest teams in NBA history. Even if you’re not necessarily a Chicago Bulls fan per se, you can’t argue the cultural significance of the Bulls on an international level. The long shorts...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Jim Buss’ daughters hang out with Harry Styles, One Direction

via The Sun Being the daughters of Lakers owner and executive Jim Buss has some serious perks, such as Kobe Bryant giving you a shout out on Instagram (“I’ve watched them grow from babies to young ladies.”) and having Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss as your uncle and auntie. There are other advantages, too, such as hanging out with British boyband One Direction. During their...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Jose Calderon Key For Triangle’s Success

The New York Knicks have announced the last pieces that will be part of their 2014-15 coaching staff. Said additions include Joshua Longstaff, Rasheed Hazaard, Brian Keefe, and Jim Cleamons. Jim Cleamons has worked with president of basketball operations Phil Jackson and won five NBA titles as a member of Jackson’s staff with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, further...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Knick-knacks: Coaching staff, training camp, D-League roster

A few recent Knick-knacks to cover… 1. The Knicks have their coaching staff! The Knicks have, seemingly, nailed down their coaching staff for the upcoming season. With Phil Jackson acolyte Kurt Rambis already in tow as Derek Fisher’s apparent top assistant, the Knicks brought on a few other P-Jax disciples, one being Jim Cleamons, who was rumored by some to have a shot at the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Pau Gasol Uncomparable To Others, Hall of Famer

Posted to Chicago BullsPhil Jackson has worked with Pau Gasol in the past, they won two NBA championships together in Los Angeles in 2009 & 2010. It was reported that Jackson was targeting Gasol for the New York Knicks, but he obviously chose Chicago instead. Recently, Phil Jackson had some nice things to say about the new Chicago Bulls forward according to a recent report on...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Dwight Howard Left Lakers Because of Kobe Bryant

While many consider Kobe Bryant one of the greatest players to ever play the game, some will say that he is not really the best teammate you can get. Yes, Bryant is one of the greatest players and no, the statement “Kobe doesn’t pass” is not right.However, Kobe is an alpha player and he is without any doubt the franchise player of the Los Angeles Lakers. Since Shaquille O...
Via The League News
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe

Phil Jackson said Dwight Howard left because of Kobe Bryant This may not be ground-breaking news anymore as most people pegged this to be the reason for Dwight Howard’s departure from the Los Angeles Lakers, but Phil Jackson cleared up any gray area there might have been. The Zen Master, in his new book, states that Howard had no interest coming back to the Lakers once Kobe told...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson: Lakers Were Looking For Long-Term Coach In Hiring D'Antoni

In an update to Phil Jackson's autobiography, he outlines how talks to return to the Los Angeles Lakers in November of 2012 unraveled. Jackson was intrigued by the possibility of going after one more ring with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol now that the Lakers had also acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. "I was thinking of the job as a one-season gig, but Jimmy (Buss) and...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson has funny reaction to Pau Gasol signing with Bulls

PHOTO COURTESY: MADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES VIA NY DAILY NEWS New Knicks president Phil Jackson has had a busy off season so far with the recruitment of Carmelo Anthony.  Despite making it seem like all the eggs were in the Melo basket, he had his eyes on other targets as well and cleverly showed his disappointment after missing out on one this weekend. Pau Gasol played under Phil...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson tries to lure Gasol to New York

Knicks president Phil Jackson is trying to sell Lakers free-agent power forward Pau Gasol on the proximity of the United Nations, playing with Carmelo Anthony and extending his career in the triangle offense. As Jackson awaits official word from Anthony, he’s trying to coax the 7-foot Spaniard to forget about the money and be part of the rich fabric of New York. A source told...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson’s pitch to Pau Gasol consists of Carmelo Anthony and the United Nations

We all know that Phil Jackson has a unique way of doing things, so we shouldn’t be all that surprised by his recruiting methods, especially when he has limited funds available. It’s well known that Jackson is trying to lure Pau Gasol to his New York Knicks, though the 68-year-old can currently only offer the Spaniard the taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million. Gasol is...
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson: No word yet from Carmelo, confident he'll re-sign

As the NBA Universe awaits the decisions of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is showing his confidence. Jackson spoke to the media on Thursday and revealed that Anthony has five contract offers on the table from the Knicks, and he’s confident he’ll hear good news. “I felt really good […]
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Melo Hasn’t Returned Messages

Phil Jackson says he has not received any texts back from Carmelo Anthony, according to Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal. However, Jackson expects to hear from Anthony today regarding his final decision. Anthony’s two options appear to be the Knicks and Lakers. Earlier this week, the Lakers were... The post Phil Jackson Says Melo Hasn’t Returned Messages appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony & Phil Jackson working on LeBron coming to Knicks

Have you ever wondered what the NBA would look like if it were a Coen Brothers movie? Well, apparently all we needed was Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James hitting free agency at the same time. Oh, that and a ton of big market/profitable teams with ample/prospective cap space. Marc Berman of NY Post reports:According to a friend of Anthony’s, Melo has held out faint hope Knicks president...
Via Celtics Life
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lakers need to mellow on Melo

As the July 10th motarium approaches in the NBA, free agents are waiting to sign new contracts with their existing teams or a new team. The NBA will have set a salary cap and luxury tax threshold and the free agency frenzy will slowly come to an end. Part of that frenzy is caused by the potential break up of the Big 3 in Miami and where Carmelo Anthony will end up (the other prize...
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Bulls Could Still be in the Race For Melo

Posted to The Bull PenAll bets are off right now in terms of where Melo will go. Is it Chicago? Is it New York? Is it LA? Heck, is it Miami? After a supposedly telling holiday weekend, sources have Melo narrowing his choices down to Hollywood and The Big Apple. The Windy City, which seemed to be the frontrunner for so long, is no longer even mentioned in the same sentence. But Chicago...
Via Sports Mockery
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Five players the Knicks should target in free agency

Credit: AP The New York Knicks are currently in a transition phase regardless of which direction they decide to go with the team. With Phil Jackson running the show, and Derek Fisher taking over as head coach, it is clear the philosophy of the team is about to change, starting with the implementation of the triangle offense. Obviously, the teams primary priority should be retaining...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson, New York Knicks Want Carmelo Anthony And Pau Gasol

The New York Knicks could have their star back at Madison Square Garden after all. Better yet, the team might end up with a new dynamic duo in its front court. Forward Carmelo Anthony opted out of his deal with the Knicks last week, making him an unrestricted free agent. Anthony will meet with the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers after he becomes...
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks To Pursue Pau Gasol In FA

Phil Jackson’s master plan just might be starting to come together. is reporting that the Knicks feel so confident about their chances to resign Carmelo Anthony, that they are strongly considering pursuing Pau Gasol in free agency. Furthermore, one source close to the process told’s Ramona Shelburne that Jackson is planning to make a determined attempt to...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks To Pursue Pau Gasol In FA

Phil Jackson’s master plan just might be starting to come together. is reporting that the Knicks feel so confident about their chances to resign Carmelo Anthony, that they are strongly considering pursuing Pau Gasol in free agency. Furthermore, one source close to the process told’s Ramona Shelburne that Jackson is planning to make a determined attempt to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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