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Flashback Friday: A look back at the career of former NBA star Isaiah “JR” Rider

Today is Flashback Friday. I recently came across a Ball is Life post for an upcoming documentary on former NBA star, Isaiah “JR” Rider. If you aren’t familiar with JR, let me give you the back story. JR was once the NBA’s poster child for trouble yet talented. Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian once said JR was “probably the most talented player I have ever coached....
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings honor Chris Webber

Chris Webber was one of the keys to the Sacramento Kings success in the early 2000’s.  From 2001-2004 the cowbells were ringing – that’s a Phil Jackson reference from the heated Lakers vs. Kings playoff rivalries- Sacramento won 55, 61, 59, 55 respectively.  Those teams were led by Webber and Jason “white chocolate” Williams for a year (2000-2001) before the Kings traded...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Denver Nuggets have become a laughingstock

The Denver Nuggets hired Brian Shaw, the highly sought-after coaching candidate who was an assistant with the Lakers under Phil Jackson, to his first head-coaching job in the NBA last summer with high hopes. At the time, Denver was a team brimming with potential and young, explosive player after another. The roster composition is still basically the same as it was when Shaw signed...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Due to various factors, the Nuggets have become a laughingstock

The Denver Nuggets hired Brian Shaw, the highly sought-after coaching candidate who was an assistant with the Lakers under Phil Jackson, to his first head-coaching job in the NBA last summer with high hopes. At the time, Denver was a team brimming with potential and young, explosive player after another. The roster composition is still basically the same as it was when Shaw signed...
Via Bloguin Best
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Notes: Carmelo Anthony, Knicks Have Deeper Problems Than Triangle

Carmelo Anthony desperately needs a new milliner, but not nearly as desperately as he needs a coach who can put together a real offense. Monday’s 91-85 loss to the Atlanta Hawks was a microcosm of the New York Knicks’ problems: The more Anthony gets his, the less likely it seems the Knicks are to win. It’s even led to Knicks president Phil Jackson getting into a little tiff...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson ticked off by Adam Silver's Triangle Offense statement

Phil Jackson has an issue with just about everyone these days. The New York Knicks president is trying to rebuild that once-proud franchise as the team president. The early results are mixed, but Jackson’s vaunted triangle offense has been a hot-button topic. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently gave his thoughts on the Knicks’ progress, specifically as it pertains to the...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson optimistic even as Knicks struggle

  Phil Jackson said Monday he is optimistic, and Carmelo Anthony is upbeat, even as the New York Knicks struggle through the start of the season. The only thing the Knicks' team president seems bothered by is people focusing too much on the team's triangle offense -- including Commissioner Adam Silver. The Knicks had lost four straight and were 2-5 as Jackson spoke to the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson’s defends Kobe Bryant’s 37 shots vs. Phoenix

It must be nice to have someone like the Zen Master in your corner. After Kobe Bryant put up 37 shots against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, the entire basketball world seemingly went after the Black Mamba, calling the five-time NBA champion a ball hog while placing the Lakers’ 0-5 start solely on his shoulders. However, Bryant’s former coach saw nothing wrong with his 37...
Via Lakerholicz.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers working meditation into routine, including tips from Phil Jackson

Doc Rivers is doing much more than studying X's and O's in his quest to help bring the Clippers the organization's first championship. He's added meditation to his coaching arsenal. And the best part is that he's picked up some meditation tips from someone in the NBA coaching fraternity; Zen Master Phil Jackson. "I didn't go to Phil. We just were talking...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Stirs Up Great NBA Rivalry

In an article published by Sam Smith, former Bulls head coach and current Knicks President Phil Jackson sounded off on the rekindling of one of the NBA’s great rivalries– Chicago and New York. On the surface doesn’t it seem a bit premature to call this a rivalry, considering the Knicks missed the playoffs last year while the Bulls are expected to contend for an NBA title this...
Via Sports Mockery
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Impossible for Derek Fisher to get Credit with Knicks

The upcoming NBA season for the New York Knicks is slated to be an intriguing one from a media and on the court perspective, with the “Zen Master” Phil Jackson running the show, and the recently retired Derek Fisher inserted as the new head coach. If the Knicks are successful this season (successful meaning making the playoffs and winning a round or two), Phil Jackson will get...
Via Standing O Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top Storylines Heading Into 2014-15 NBA Season

The New York Knicks will surely provide an abundance of stories in the 2014-15 NBA season. The drama has begun and information has been put out there for everyone to take in and monitor this NBA season. All the teams have been broken down along with the players for you to be ready for the 2014-15 NBA season to tip off this Tuesday. There are so many storylines to keep up with this...
Via Basketball Bicker
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: 3 Reasons Why They Won’t Make The Playoffs

(October 13, 2014 – Source: Rich Barnes/Getty Images North America) New York Knicks: 3 Reasons Why They Won’t Make The Playoffs By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Last year was the first time in four seasons that the New York Knicks didn’t make the playoffs. Their last playoff drought lasted six years, and although the chances of this one lasting that long are slim...
Via HoopStuff
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Is Dissing the Lakers’ Jim Buss

It’s salt in Lakers fans’ wounds every time they see Phil Jackson’s face next to the New York Knicks logo, not theirs. (Now they...
Via Athlon Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal: Knicks Need 2 Superstars for Triangle Offense To Work

Shaquille O’Neal played for Phil Jackson and knows what needs to be done to bring a championship home. The TNT analyst believes that Jackson’s Lakers and Bulls’ dynasties prove that the triangle offense needs two superstars to work. “For the triangle to work, you need to have two superstars,’’ he said. “It’s been proven over time. Look at what Phil needed to win his...
Via Thacover2
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaq: Knicks Need 2 Superstars for Triangle To Work

Shaquille O’Neal played for Phil Jackson and knows what needs to be done to bring a championship home. The TNT analyst believes that Jackson’s Lakers and Bulls’ dynasties prove that the triangle offense needs two superstars to work. “For the triangle to work, you need to have two superstars,’’ he said. “It’s been proven over time. Look at what Phil needed to win...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson takes shot at Jim Buss

Phil Jackson is not the biggest Jim Buss fan, and the feelings he has toward the Los Angeles Lakers owner are probably mutual. Buss, who has been in charge of basketball operations since his father Jerry Buss passed away, chose to hire Mike D’Antoni over bringing back Jackson two years ago. Phil was clearly irritated...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson has strong words for former Lakers boss

Now the president of the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson hasn’t exactly remained all too quiet when it comes to his time as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. A tenure that ended abruptly when Jackson “retired” back in 2011. Jackson had this to say about his former boss and Lakers owner Jim Buss over the weekend (via CBS Sports). Jimmy Buss is a person that’s vaulted...
Via Sportsnaut
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Phil Jackson throw a little shade toward Lakers owner Jim Buss?

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has been known to speak his mind about any situation. Jackson spoke to the media on various topics like Carmelo not touching the surface of his greatness yet and his opinion that movie director Spike Lee doesn’t know anything about basketball. But when Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss’ name was brought up, it sounded like Jackson might...
Via No Guts, No Glory
October 13, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2014  |  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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 24, 2014  |  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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
September 15, 2014  |  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...
Via Turn On The Knicks
September 04, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Mockery
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
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