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Knicks’ chances of landing Kevin Durant ‘took a hit’ after firing Derek Fisher

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks might have made a huge mistake in firing Derek Fisher—Kevin Durant was watching. Durant is the biggest name headed to free agency this summer. The Knicks look like an attractive destination once again with Jackson running things and the duo of Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis looking like a great way to lure a major talent to town. But...
Via The Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hiring Scott Brooks could help Knicks land Durant

With the New York Knicks head coaching position arguably being more attractive than it has been in years, several high-profile candidates reportedly are interested in the job, including Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Jeff Hornacek, David Blatt and Scott Brooks, among others. While all the potential candidates have their qualities — although none of them run the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

I Don’t Care Who Coaches The Knicks, From a Knicks Fan

Derek Fisher is out as head coach of the New York Knicks. The news spread at warp speed on Monday and reached every corner of the Internet in minutes. Analysis of the move, reports of potential replacements and commentary on the state of affairs at Madison Square Garden immediately followed the announcement. After the initial The post I Don’t Care Who Coaches The Knicks, From...
Via No Coast Bias
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Swimming with the Fishers

Early Monday morning, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks pulled the plug on Derek Fisher’s tenure as Knicks head coach, firing him after a combined record of 40-96 over the past two seasons. His firing, while not a huge surprise, brings into question what direction Phil Jackson wants the franchise he is in charge of to take. It’s not the safest time to be an NBA head coach...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says he's putting his trust in Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson made the surprising decision to fire head coach Derek Fisher, but Carmelo Anthony will not waver in his trust of the legendary head coach and New York Knicks president. ESPN’s Ian Begley notes Anthony admitted while he wasn’t expecting the change, Jackson has to have a plan. “This is something I didn’t see coming, [that] nobody saw coming. So you have to...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA rumors: Would Knicks hire Scott Brooks to land Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant?

The Knicks need a coach. Kevin Durant's ex-coach is available. Would Scott Brooks help bring Durant to New York? Watch video As potential names surface for the Knicks head coaching position, an available coach with an NBA Finals appearance and ties to the most sought-after free agent this coming summer is available. Naturally...
Via NJ.com
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Kristaps Porzingis leaves Jared Dudley in the dust, throws down hammer

New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis made Jared Dudley look silly in Tuesday night’s game. Dudley probably should’ve read the scouting report before the Eastern Conference matchup, and maybe that would’ve helped him better prepare for Porzingis’ vicious spin move. Or maybe the Knicks rookie is so explosive that it wouldn’t have mattered. Regardless, Porzingis used...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Knicks' Porzingis bury the Wizards with this paralyzing dunk

New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is good for at least one jaw-dropping highlight every time he puts on a pair of sneakers, and Tuesday night against the Washington Wizards was no exception.The 20-year-old phenom was ridiculous throughout a game New York eventually lost, blocking All-Star point guards at the rim, throwing down ferocious dunks that had shot blockers ducking...
Via Fox Sports
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Carmelo Anthony puts faith in Knicks, won’t waive no-trade clause

It’s a well-known fact that New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, which reserves him the right to choose if he wants to be traded or not. On Monday, the Knicks fired Derek Fisher, replacing him with interim coach Kurt Rambis for the remainder of the season. The Knicks have lost nine of their last 10 games, and are in danger of missing...
Via The Sports Daily
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Derek Fisher released a statement about the Knicks

Derek Fisher's reign as Knicks coach ended Monday morning after an unsuccessful year and a half. Fisher leaves New York with a 40-96 career record and no major moments to salvage. But he still showed some gratitude toward his mentor Phil Jackson, Knicks owner James Dolan and the Knicks organization in a prepared statement he tweeted out Tuesday:The Knicks are just 23-31 on the season...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher thanks Knicks in statement

Derek Fisher posted a statement on Twitter Tuesday to thank the New York Knicks organization for giving him a chance to coach the team. pic.twitter.com/WOSV5L8FJY — DerekFisher (@derekfisher) February 10, 2016   Fisher was fired on Monday in the middle of his second season as head coach of the Knicks. The team went 17-65 in his first season and had shown improvement this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Rambis basically called the Knicks a bunch of ball hogs

It didn't take Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis much time to give his real thoughts on the roster he took over Monday when the team fired Derek Fisher and put him in charge. During the pregame presser before Tuesday's Knicks-Wizards game at Madison Square Garden, Rambis constantly hit home one point: connectivity. The Knicks, in his mind, hadn't been connected enough, especially...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau unlikely to be hired by Phil Jackson?

Tom Thibodeau may covet the New York Knicks’ head coaching job, but he is unlikely to get it while Phil Jackson is in charge. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote on Tuesday that he believes you can “forget about Tom Thibodeau’s candidacy” for the Knicks job because Jackson would be unlikely to hire the coach. From Woj’s column: Everyone can forget about Tom Thibodeau...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Shocked By Fisher Firing, Wants To Remain With Knicks

Carmelo Anthony was shocked by the New York Knicks' decision to fire Derek Fisher. But Anthony continues to trust the vision of Phil Jackson and is committed to remaining with the Knicks. "I done been through worse," Anthony said. "You have to continue to trust in Phil."
Via RealGM
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Not Signing Thanasis Antetokounmpo To 2nd 10-Day Contract

The New York Knicks allowed the 10-day contract of Thanasis Antetokounmpo expire. With the All-Star Game this weekend, it would make little sense to sign Antetokounmpo to a second 10-day contract at this time. But the Knicks will likely not use their extra roster spot until after the trade deadline to give them more options.
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson posts interesting message the day after Derek Fisher firing

Derek Fisher was relieved of his duties as the head coach of the New York Knicks on Monday after leading the team to a 23-31 record in his second season following an embarrassing 17-65 first year with the team. On Tuesday afternoon, Knicks president Phil Jackson posted the following tweet containing a message that was interesting, and confusing, to say the least. I am sad...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top New York Knicks coaching candidates

On Monday afternoon, the Derek Fisher experiment in New York came to an end after going 40-96 through a season-and-a-half as the Knicks’ head coach. Kurt Rambis has been pegged as the interim head coach, and will remain in position for the rest of the season. That being said, there is still the need for a head coach of the Knicks, and there are a number of candidates out there...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson justifies firing Fisher with psychology lesson

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is of course a philosophical individual who boats a very eccentric — and proven — outlook on coaching and what’s the most effective means to get the most out of one’s players. He’s also something of a social media provocateur, known for posting interesting — if not completely out-there — tweets from time to time. Those two...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knicks' Phil Jackson tweets head-scratching message on what he wants out of next coach

Oh, and he's "sad" about Derek Fisher. Knicks president Phil Jackson just lived up to his "Zen Master" nickname. 7 Knicks coaching candidates to replace Derek Fisher He took to Twitter (where he's been very active in recent years) to say he was sad about the firing of Derek Fisher, but that he wanted to share some thoughts on what he's looking...
Via NJ.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy credits Knicks for handling of Derek Fisher firing

NBA head coaches typically get a bit defensive and critical when one of their own loses their job. And while Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy indicated he feels bad for Derek Fisher after he lost his job with the New York Knicks, he praised the organization for handling the situation the right way. Specifically speaking, Van Gundy believes the way in which the Knicks cut...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Monitoring Brandon Jennings

The New York Knicks continue to monitor the play of Brandon Jennings. Jennings returned from an Achilles injury in late December and will be a free agent this offseason. The Knicks were interested in Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder, but talks with the Atlanta Hawks didn't progress. "Do we sit in a really favorable spot? Probably not," Phil Jackson said. "We don't have a tremendous...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks will 'have a real chance' at landing Westbrook in 2017

The Knicks fired Derek Fisher on Monday after losing nine out of 10, and interim head coach Kurt Rambis has been tasked with taking the team to the playoffs.Thanks to his longtime relationship with Phil Jackson, Rambis will have a strong chance of retaining the position on a long-term basis. But it's worth wondering whether or not New York should try to make more of a splash with...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Woj: Knicks Have 'Real Chance' On Russell Westbrook In 2017

Russell Westbrook will be an unrestricted free agent in 2017 and the New York Knicks reportedly "have a real chance to sell" him on joining the franchise. The opportunity to play in the New York market and join Kristaps Porzingis has his attention. Kevin Durant will be a free agent in 2016 and could decide his long-term future a year before Westbrook can decide his own.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson reunion with Lakers possible?

Would Phil Jackson ditch the New York Knicks to return home with the Los Angeles Lakers? It might not be as outlandish as some would think. The Knicks are in a world of hurt right now, having canned head coach Derek Fisher after falling well out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference by way of losing nine out of their last 10 games. This throws Jackson under the spotlight...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Knicks have ‘real chance’ at Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook would look good in New York Knicks blue next to Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Nobody would debate such a statement outside of Oklahoma City. It doesn’t sound like it is wildly out of the realm of possibility, either, not with the Knicks in need of a superstar point guard and New York not just offering New York and two superstars, but a guy by the name...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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