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‘Bulls–t’ critics haven’t killed Knicks’ triangle: Phil Jackson pal

Is the triangle dead under soon-to-be-named head coach Jeff Hornacek? Not entirely, said Charley Rosen, one of Phil Jackson’s longtime friends who has been in contact with the Zen Master in recent days. “It’s hard to imagine Phil caving in and abandoning a system that is entirely flexible and he’s had so much success in...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Jackson acknowledges modern NBA with Hornaceck hire

So maybe Phil Jackson isn’t as nuts and out of touch as we all thought. It’s not that naming Jeff Hornacek the New York Knicks’ new head coach — which the team is on the verge of doing, as first reported by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck — is a particularly brilliant or inspiring move. Hornacek is a solid candidate with fine credentials (including a runner-up finish...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA insiders baffled by Knicks' coaching search

If Phil Jackson’s coaching search doesn’t make sense to you, you are not alone. According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Jackson’s nomadic coaching search has baffled even the most well-connected of league insiders, with some speculating that the search is little more than a smokescreen to hide the fact that he intends to keep Kurt Rambis and allow himself to be the de facto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson met with Frank Vogel about Knicks job

Perhaps the next coach of the New York Knicks isn’t a foregone conclusion after all. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Knicks president Phil Jackson met with former Pacers coach Frank Vogel last week to discuss the job. Phil Jackson met with Frank Vogel last week, the Daily News has learned. Kurt Rambis, David Blatt and Vogel remain Knicks top 3 candidates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson blasts media reports on coaching search

Phil Jackson put the media on blast Monday morning in regards to his potential coaching search with the New York Knicks. Press accounts of coaching actions are untrue. Nobody has been asked nobody said no. — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) April 18, 2016 The line “Nobody has been asked nobody said no” must be in direct response to the rumor that Jackson interviewed Golden...
Via Sportsnaut
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackson: Media hurting Knicks’ chances of signing free agents

The New York Knicks might have trouble attracting big-name free agents this offseason because they have won just 49 games over the past two seasons combined. But if you ask Phil Jackson, the media isn’t doing the team any favors in that department. Jackson gave reporters a hard time on Friday about making New York a less attractive destination. Ian Begley of ESPN.com noted that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson ‘badly’ wants to leave Knicks for Lakers

There have been rumors floating around for a while now that Phil Jackson isn’t completely sold on staying with the New York Knicks on a long-term basis. His heart remains in Los Angeles, where fiancée Jeanie Buss lives and works. Two new reports have emerged that indicate this is more than just smoke. First, Michael Grange of Sportsnet wrote this over the weekend: “...
Via Sportsnaut
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson congratulates Warriors, says go break record

The Golden State Warriors’ pursuit of 73 wins has now been blessed by the Zen Master himself. Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter on Monday to congratulate the Warriors on earning their single season record-tying 72nd win by defeating the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night and proceeded to tell them to go break the record by getting win No. 73. Way-to-Go!! Congrats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson talks point guard strategy for Knicks

The New York Knicks need a point guard. Phil Jackson needs a point guard. It’s a point most with knowledge about the NBA can agree upon. Jose Calderon and his 7.6 points and 4.1 assists per game isn’t cutting it, nor is anyone on the depth chart behind him. New York hasn’t had a point to run the offense with force all season. It’s the reason the team fell out of the playoff...
Via The Sports Daily
March 14, 2016  |  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
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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