KNICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Someone must force Phil Jackson to contact Frank Vogel

Knicks fans have spent the better part of two decades living in fear of those moments when James Dolan, the uber-fan who also happens to own the team, exercises his proprietor’s prerogatives and meddles with his billion-dollar toy. Mostly, that fear has been warranted. Dolan’s whims have led to several of the missteps and maladroit...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony: Zika virus fears will factor into Olympic decision

Carmelo Anthony has yet to commit to playing for Team USA this summer at the Rio Olympics, and in an interview with Bleacher Report, he admitted that the location of the event and all that comes with it will be carefully considered before a decision is made. "I don't even know what a Zika virus is," Anthony said with a laugh. "But I'll tell you what, it scares me when I hear about...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Restricted Free Agents Who Can Be Signed

Restricted free agents border on impossible to pry away from the incumbent team. These five players could be exceptions for the New York Knicks. Restricted free agency is one of the most difficult roads to navigate in the Association. Players can accept any offer they receive from the 30 NBA teams, but the incumbent franchise holds the right […] New York Knicks: Restricted Free...
Via Daily Knicks
8 hours ago

Mystery solved: Phil Jackson is road tripping to his Montana home, collecting his thoughts

Get your motor runnin', head out on the hiiiiiigh-way... We've had a lot of fun around here guessing as to why Phil Jackson has been repeatedly seen traversing the Plains states of Iowa and Nebraska, and now we finally have an answer. Intrepid Sioux City journalist Chris Neyerhouse tracked down the Zen Master's brother, Chuck, who told him that Phil will be dropping him off in Idaho...
Via Posting and Toasting
13 hours ago

Phil Jackson bolts Big Apple to clear mind for coaching search

Knicks president Phil Jackson is out West, retreating to his Montana ranch at Flathead Lake. After bolting New York last weekend, Jackson made an apparent pit stop in Sioux City, Iowa, tweeting a photo of a Thai restaurant Tuesday. The Zen Master has headed to the frontier to collect his thoughts on a coaching search...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

New York Knicks: Player Options To Keep An Eye On

A number of NBA athletes control their own future. Which player options should the New York Knicks keep an eye on?   Very few clauses are as empowering in the world of professional sports as the NBA’s player option. No matter how badly a team would like to either shed a player’s contract or keep them on the roster, and regardless […] New York Knicks: Player Options To...
Via Daily Knicks
1 day ago

Carmelo talks next Knicks coach, wants say in decision

Carmelo Anthony wants to help decide who gets to coach the New York Knicks next. After a disappointing season first better than expected thanks to a flirtation with a playoff appearance, the Knicks and Anthony enter a critical time in their relationship this summer. Not only do the Knicks have to impress Anthony in free agency to show the team is committed to winning, they have...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could Frank Vogel end up with the Knicks?

The Indiana Pacers have been noncommittal over whether Frank Vogel will return next season. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks are still searching for their next head coach. Could there be mutual interest? As Marc Berman of the New York Post notes, Vogel and Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson have some history together. Vogel was an advanced scout for the Los Angeles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Blatt ‘still in the mix’ for Knicks job

Perhaps David Blatt is in the running for the New York Knicks job after all. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Blatt “is still in the mix” for the job, contrary to other published reports who portrayed Blatt’s interview as a smokescreen. It is also said to be untrue that Blatt is a candidate to be Kurt Rambis’s top assistant, with the Knicks believing that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can New York Knicks President Phil Jackson deliver this offseason?

This is the first offseason since 2011-2012 where New York Knicks fans feel like their team can make a couple of quality moves to put them back into playoff contention. It was a known fact that after the surprisingly successful 2012-2013 campaign where the Knicks ended up with a 54-28 record and a second place finish in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks needed a rebuild.  They...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony: It would be ‘a problem’ if Knicks coaching search is not extensive

There are further indications that the New York Knicks’ offseason is not quite going the way Carmelo Anthony would like. Anthony spoke to Frank Isola on SiriusXM Radio on Thursday, and admitted that it would be “a problem” if the Knicks weren’t looking for all the qualified candidates they could find for their coaching position. “I’ve said this and I’ll continue to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt meets with Knicks about coaching vacancy

The Knicks are looking for the man to take their moribund franchise into the future, and one of the candidates they have reached out to is former Cavs bench boss David Blatt, according to The Vertical. Blatt’s name is the first name to emerge in the Knicks head coaching search that hasn’t been current interim coach Kurt Rambis, who finished out this past season after Derek Fisher...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Knicks interview Blatt for coaching job

NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position. Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson met with Blatt this week, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching search are private. Blatt's interview...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis short ‘Porzingod’ gives Knicks fans hope (vid)

Last week, it was learned that a comedy short about New York Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porznigis was slated to premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. Starring Adam Mucci and John Leguizamo, the short film, “Porzingod,” is the creation of brothers Tyler and Conor Byrne, New York City natives and self-professed Knicks fans. It depicts that budding...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

3 forwards the New York Knicks could add in free agency

Looking back in history, Phil Jackson has made his money, figuratively speaking, utilizing big men to their fullest potential. Although night-to-night performances in the NBA suggest that the league is monopolized by shooters at the moment, the New York Knicks boast a formidable front court duo. This season, Kristaps Porzingis and Robin Lopez developed into a proficient low post...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the New York Knicks pursue Darren Collison?

It is no secret the New York Knicks are in desperate need of a point guard, but finding one may prove tricky. One name that has recently popped up as a potential solution is Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison. In 30 minutes a game off the bench, Collison put up solid numbers for the Kings. He averaged 14 points, 4 assists and a steal while shooting just under 49 percent...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks seem to be locked in on Kurt Rambis as head coach, so why the delay?

Coaching rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt, especially when talking about one of the franchises in a league in such a high-profile market like New York. With the New York Knicks looking for a new head coach, general manager Phil Jackson reportedly only has one man in mind for the job. Kurt Rambis. Rambis, of course, finished the season as the interim head coach...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks have eye on Darren Collison, interested in trade

The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson are going to have to get rather creative to upgrade what is currently a substandard roster that saw the team win just 32 games this past regular season. Without a ton of assets to trade for proven players and lacking the cap room to sign elite-level free agents, it’s going to be a difficult situation for the downtrodden franchise...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Speed Drills with Jose Calderon: Pig Farm, Best Singer, Number of Techs, and More!

Knicks.com's Jonah Ballow with Jose Calderon in Speed Drills presented by Dunkin Donuts. We find out about Jose's pig farm, who the best singer on the team is, and how many techs the Spaniard has in this episode.
Via New York Knicks
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo absent from Phil Jackson’s triangle meeting

Carmelo Anthony has had plenty of things to say about the New York Knicks and his future with the team of late but the superstar forward was curiously a no-show at team president Phil Jackson’s triangle workshop earlier this week, conflicting with earlier reports concerning his presence. Ten Knicks players opted to attend the meeting — including some veterans — says a source...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Comedic short about Kristaps Porzingis to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Considering how New York Knicks fans lustily booed when the team drafted Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the way in which the team’s passionate backers reversed course entirely and viewed the 20-year-old Latvian as a potential “savior” has been nothing short of a “revelation.” With that in mind, perhaps it’s hardly surprising...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New York Knicks to interview Mark Jackson

Former New York Knicks point guard and current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson has reportedly been contacted by team president Phil Jackson to talk about the head coaching position. SNY’s Tommy Dee reports that Phil reached out to Mark and plans on interviewing him in the near future. Dee reports that one option is keeping Kurt Rambis as coach, but Phil Jackson wants to look at all...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis leaning toward skipping Olympics

Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t decided yet if he’ll play for the Latvian National Team this summer, but admitted he is leaning toward staying in New York to work with the Knicks coaching staff. “For the most of the offseason I will be in New York, working out,” Porzingis said Tuesday morning, according to Newsday’s Al Iannazzone. “I know we have great coaches...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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