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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Are the New York Knicks Losing Ground in the Free Agency Race?

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks have options in free agency, but which ones will they land? (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) The rumors of some other big-name free agents have changed quite a bit, but Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are still considered the leaders to land two free agents that could fit right into the starting five next season. The Knicks had been...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

Phil Jackson joined Twitter a little over two years ago, and in doing so opened himself up to the endless criticism professional athletes, coaches and executives are always dealing with. But don’t worry, it doesn’t bother the legendary coach. In fact, he loves it. In a lengthy interview with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony angry over Phil Jackson’s draft moves

The New York Knicks had the No. 4 overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, and Carmelo Anthony was expecting them to do a lot more with it. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that Anthony called former teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. — who was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks’ Phil Jackson compares Kristaps Porzingis to Pau Gasol

Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Knicks ended up selecting Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and it came at the disappointment of fans everywhere. He is an intriguing prospect to say the least, but Phil Jackson has received quite a bit of heat because he isn’t as NBA ready as some other prospects that were available. Despite all of the...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Porzingis Project: Phil Jackson ties his legacy to a Latvian forward

For the first time in 30 years, the New York Knicks made a selection in the top 5 of the NBA draft. Unlike 1985 when they drafted Patrick Ewing — the consensus top prize that year, and perhaps the most universally renowned college basketball prospect of all-time — taking Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick was, well, a contentious choice. When you’re the Knicks — a basketball...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson annoyed with LeBron James' traveling

Phil Jackson is not thrilled with the current state of basketball, and the issues he has with today’s game even extend to the best player in the world. In a recent feature for Bleacher Report, Jackson told Howard Beck that the beauty has been taken out of basketball to make it more “individualized.” As an...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

There is more than one specific way to win in the NBA. The Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Golden State Warriors all have distinctive, unique styles. Despite those differences they all have something in common – they base the way they play around their talent. Houston puts James Harden in position to maximize his ability to attack the basket and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson jokes that Jeanie Buss told him to 'destroy' Knicks

Things have gone off the rails so severely for the New York Knicks this season that Phil Jackson relied on some gallows humor to summarize the sorry state of the team. He did so by jokingly suggesting he meant to ruin the team and that Jeanie Buss, his fiancée and Los Angeles Lakers president, put...Read More The post Phil Jackson jokingly says Jeanie Buss told him to ‘destroy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson to be fined for comments on college player

Phil Jackson’s trip to Columbus to watch Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell will end up costing the New York Knicks’ president a little more than he expected it to.  According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Jackson will be fined by the NBA for commenting on the Buckeyes’ star guard, who is technically a “draft-ineligible player.” Russell, a true freshman...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Krause: Phil Jackson took Knicks job ‘for the money’

Former Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause says there is only one reason Phil Jackson took the Knicks job. Check that: He believes there are $60 million reasons Phil took the job. Krause, who was GM of the Bulls during Phil’s successful tenure as the team’s coach in the ’90s (and has a testy relationship with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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