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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7 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to explore all the hidden corners of America I’d never seen. I’ve been a rambling man...
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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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Talk: Meet Your New Assistant Coaches

By Charles R. Trimble III Short of ending the 41- year championship drought, these have been extremely exciting times for the New York Knickerbockers and their fan base, as an entirely new regime has come in and sparked an unbelievable amount of optimism. That optimism starts and begins with team president Phil Jackson whose first major move was the hiring of Derek Fisher. From...
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10 days ago  |  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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Melo says, “In Phil You Can Trust, I’m Getting Paid”

The New York Knicks have reached an agreement with Carmelo Anthony on a five-year contract. The new deal keeps the one-dimensional player wearing Orange and Blue, while forcing new team president Phil Jackson to work around Anthony and his contract in his quest to build a title contender at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony will laugh all the way to the bank as new team president...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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16 days ago  |  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...
17 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  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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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...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Leaning Towards Re-signing with Knicks

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Despite his meetings with the Lakers, Rockets and Mavericks, Carmelo Anthony seems to be leaning towards re-signing with the New York Knicks. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, he bought into Phil Jackson’s plan to build a championship team. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: “All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony probed New York Knicks...
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23 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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...
29 days ago  |  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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs owner Peter Holt takes shot at Phil Jackson

The San Antonio Spurs are right up there with the greatest teams in NBA history. After winning their fifth championship since 1999, there is no arguing the Spurs are a dynasty. Some would even say San Antonio is up there with Phil Jackson and his multi-championship Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers teams. Spurs owner […]
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs owner takes shot at Phil Jackson

San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt is riding high following the fifth championship won in the Tim Duncan era. For those keeping score at home, that gives the Spurs five titles in a span of 16 seasons, with the first dating back to 1999.However, the 1999 championship won by the Spurs has its share of pundits, who claim the achievement wasn't as lofty because it was obtained during...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James co-exist?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ron of For more NBA news and updates, visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues today.Following Miami’s loss of the championship, a bunch of rumors around the future of the Heat and around LeBron James hit the public. In fact, even prior to the end of the 2014 NBA Finals, some rumors hinted that the Heat...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James Would Love to Play for Mark Jackson

Less than 24 hours after falling to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, there are numerous reports out there surrounding LeBron James of the Miami Heat, who can opt out of his contract later this month.  One such report has surfaced indicating that James would love to play for former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, who was fired after leading them to a 51-win...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kansas State’s Tex Winter, Bruce Weber With Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher

Tex Winter is one of the most brilliant basketball minds of our time. He was the head coach of five different college teams, an assistant for three separate NBA teams, and is credited with teaching the triangle offense to various NBA legends, including Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan. Winter, 92, was an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s and the Los Angeles Lakers...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks hire a coach, and their fans lose again!

Phil Jackson could not hire Steve Kerr, his first choice to be the head coach of the New York Knicks. Now the Zen Master has hired Derek Fisher, another one of his former triangle player to fill the job Steve Kerr ran away from. So who are the big winners in the garden marriage of Fisher, Jackson and owner James Dolan? We can already assume the big losers are Knicks fans. Phil Jackson...
Via 110 Nation Sports
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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