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PHIL JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phil Jackson just declared war on the Lakers

Phil Jackson won five championships as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. And even though he's currently President of the New York Knicks, Jackson's complicated relationship with Southern California's most popular sports organization remains very much alive. When Jackson fired Derek Fisher on Monday, it caught most of the NBA by surprise. Sure, Fisher hasn't had much success...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson pays Phil Jackson-like Twitter tribute to Eagles' Glenn Frey

Phil Jackson is working in New York. However, he has plenty of roots in California.The Knicks' exec is also a music lover so combine that with California and you have to have a great appreciation of the Eagles.On Monday, one of the founders of the band, Glenn Frey died at the age of 67.Jackson took to Twitter to show his appreciation for Frey and offered up a unique -- what else...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: ‘Magical element’ to Kristaps Porzingis

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson took some criticism for drafting Kristaps Porzingis fourth overall in the 2015 NBA draft, but the Latvian power forward has brought some magic to the team. In an appearance on SiriusXM Radio, Jackson offered plenty of praise for the rookie. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Jackson said: “There’s a magical element to this...
Via Sportsnaut
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says silly things, but that's okay

Phil Jackson was once remembered as being one of — if not the — best coaches in the history of basketball. Yet, that was “forever” ago: way before social media, and especially before he took over the duties of trying to make the incompetent New York Knicks slightly more competent. Jackson aimed to do this by taking a roster which more closely resembled a dumpster fire than...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

By Steve DelVecchio 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 earlier this week, Jackson’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 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

Phil Jackson says Knicks gave basketball gods heartburn

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is never afraid to take to social media with his opinion of what is happening around his team and the the NBA in general. That didn’t change Sunday after New York fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers by 18 points at Madison Square Garden earlier in the day. Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their "best" nature and please the...
Via Sportsnaut
February 23, 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

Phil Jackson: I'm 'interested' in coaching, but not capable

The future of the New York Knicks is yet to be decided, and is still very much in the air. Such is the situation with new team president Phil Jackson, surrounding whether or not he will give coaching one last go. And it seems Jackson’s decision may come down to his health, rather than his desire to coach...
Via The Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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