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Who is the Best fit for the New York Knicks’ Head Coach Vacancy?

The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday after a 40-96 during his nearly one-and-a-half seasons with the team. The move came as a bit of an abrupt surprise to many as Fisher has a very personal history with team president Phil Jackson. Jackson and Fisher enjoyed a coaching-point guard relationship, respectively, with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999-2004 and 2007...
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Do the New York Knicks need new leadership?

The New York Knicks’ president Phil Jackson fired Derek Fisher as the head coach on Monday. The assistant head coach Kurt Rambis has been named interim head coach. Rambis is the 27th head coach and fourth since 2011, which is a reflection of their losing record. The franchise has not seen a championship since the 1973 NBA Finals when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers. The 1998...
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Looks like ex-Knicks coach Derek Fisher is on vacation with Matt Barnes' ex (PHOTO)

Check out the Instagram photo posted by Gloria Govan. While Derek Fisher tries to get away from the NBA for a few days after he was fired by the Knicks, he continues to have his personal life make headlines. As TMZ reported, it appears from a now-deleted Instagram post that Fisher is going on vacation with Gloria Govan. Why is that so noteworthy...
Via NJ.com
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Watch Shaq shatter Kristaps Porzingis' dunking dream with a finger wag

While we might be overrating Kristaps Porzingis just a little bit in his rookie season with the New York Knicks, there's no denying the degree to which he's captured the imagination of basketball fans around the world. His affinity for dunking all over people is a big part of that, of course. But there's a question we can't stop thinking about: Could Porzingis himself serve up a...
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Don't let Matt Barnes see this photo of his ex and Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher has a lot of free time on his hands after he was fired by the New York Knicks earlier this week.So what's he doing with all this time on his hands? Hanging out with Matt Barnes' ex-wife, Gloria Govan, of course. If you remember Barnes wasn't too pleased when he found out before the season that Fisher and Govan were seeing each other. Barnes reportedly drove 95 miles...
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Matt Barnes coyly denies IG post was shot at Derek Fisher

The timing of an Instagram post in which a nattily attired Matt Barnes smirks at the camera gave all the appearances that it was intended to be a smarmy and snarky reaction to the news that bitter nemesis Derek Fisher had been fired by the New York Knicks. Not so, says Barnes. “I liked what I was wearing,” he said before his Memphis Grizzlies squad beat the Brooklyn Nets...
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NBA rumors: Was ex-Knicks coach Derek Fisher dating same women as his players?

Derek Fisher's off-the-court behavior may have been a big factor in Phil Jackson firing him this week. Watch video On the court, ex-Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was known as a steadying presence while playing the point guard position. That personality may not have transferred over to the bench. When Fisher was implicated in...
Via NJ.com
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Phil Jackson reportedly does not have opt-out until 2017

There has been some speculation lately that Phil Jackson could leave the New York Knicks to join his partner Jeanie Buss with the Lakers, but that happening this summer may be unlikely. According to the New York Post’s Marc Berman, Jackson does not have the ability to opt out of his contract with the Knicks until 2017. Jackson signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Karl-Anthony Towns is a monster, and the NBA's Rookie of the Year

While Minnesota Timberwolves fans have been a bit hesitant to fully fall in love with 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, they are all-in on 2015 No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns, who put an exclamation point on his final game Wednesday before heading to Toronto to kick off All-Star Weekend with Friday's Rising Stars Challenge.The Toronto Raptors were the latest to witness the Towns rookie...
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Knicks and Nets in running for Mike Conley in free agency

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets could use a starting point guard to help along rebuilds. One name heading to free agency this summer that immediately comes to mind is Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies, though conventional wisdom suggested he wouldn’t have much of an interest in joining a project team when he can get a max contract pretty much anywhere. Conventional wisdom...
Via The Sports Daily
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Why Tom Thibodeau needs to be in New York

In a surprising move, the Phil Jackson-led New York Knicks have fired their head coach, ex-player Derek Fisher, in his second year and in the midst of a sizable skid. While it is a shock to see Jackson cut bait on his assumed protégé so soon, it is clear that this is the proper direction for the Knicks, as they realize this rebuild will be shorter than they had previously anticipated...
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Phil Jackson Has Opt-Out In Knicks' Contract In 2016 Or 2017

Phil Jackson has an opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Knicks after the 16-17 season. It was previously reported by Frank Isola that Jackson could exercise an opt-out this offseason. Jackson joined the Knicks as team president in 2014. Jackson has been linked to a return to the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Carmelo Anthony won’t be seeking a trade away from the Knicks

Despite all of the turmoil surrounding the New York Knicks with another coach in Derek Fisher being fired and another season increasingly looking like a lost one, Carmelo Anthony insists he’s going to stick it out at the Garden and not seek a trade away from New York according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. “This is something I didn’t see coming, [that] nobody saw coming,” Anthony...
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NBA rumors: Brian Shaw 'intrigued' by Knicks coaching job, report says

Brian Shaw, a former player under Phil Jackson, is reportedly intrigued by the Knicks coaching job if it opens up this summer. Watch video If Kurt Rambis isn't the long-term coaching answer in New York, another Phil Jackson protege is 'intrigued' by the possibility of taking over the Knicks.  Brian Shaw, the former Lakers point...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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."
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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