TAG: James Dolan

Smack / May 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Short Documentary On Knicks Fans Protesting James Dolan

James Dolan, Phil Jackson

New York is known as the mecca of basketball, but their basketball team have been mostly a joke over the last decade. Mike Basone, a filmmaker based in New York, put together a short film documenting the frustration of the Knicks fans with owner James Dolan. Read More »

Smack / May 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Marv Albert Told Steve Kerr “There Is No Happiness” With The Knicks

Steve Kerr, Marv Albert

Steve Kerr shocked more than a few basketball watchers when he signed a five-year, $25-million deal with the Warriors after a long and public courtship by the Phil Jackson, the head of basketball operations for the Knicks. Now Kerr’s TNT announcing partner, Marv Albert, tells the New York Daily News his thoughts on the Knicks when Kerr asked his opinion. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 15, 2014 / 9:47 pm

Phil Jackson’s Plan B Options For The Knicks

Phil Jackson (The Star-Ledger- USA Today Sports

After Steve Kerr chose to take the Golden State Warriors coaching vacancy, Phil Jackson is headed back to the drawing board to figure out a backup plan for the Knicks. The reported candidates are intriguing, and demonstrate James Dolan may indeed be granting Jackson the autonomy he promised. While that is an encouraging sign, the Knicks have way more problems than just finding a new coach.

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NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: James Dolan Tries To Block Phil Jackson From Firing Knicks Personnel

James Dolan, Phil Jackson

Who had one month as their over/under before new Knicks president Phil Jackson clashed with Chairman of MSG and owner of the Knicks, James Dolan? If so, you collect first prize. Of course it was Frank Isola of the New York Daily News whose source says the two egomaniacal personalities at the top of the Knicks food chain disagreed over the staff firings on Monday and continue to wrangle over the future of other team personnel Jackson would like to dismiss as he clears house for a new regime under his watch. Here we go! Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 13, 2014 / 9:35 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire Says Of Knicks: “On Paper We Might Be The Best Team In The NBA”

Amar'e Stoudemire, Joakim Noah

With a win by the Hawks, the Knicks were officially eliminated from the 2014 NBA Playoffs on Saturday. The future of the franchise hinges on Carmelo Anthony‘s decision this summer. Anthony has already said he’ll opt out of the final year of his contract to become a free agent on July 1, and Phil Jackson might be facing a tall task to rebuild if ‘Melo bounces — though maybe not. Despite the depressing season, Amar’e Stoudemire recently said the Knicks might have the best team in the NBA on paper. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:47 pm

Is Phil Jackson’s Hands-Off Approach To Mike Woodson A Sign Woody’s Done?

Phil Jackson

The Knicks need to go 4-0 to finish the season, coupled with a 1-3 stretch by the Hawks if they want to make the playoffs as the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. But in a season rife with disappointment and discord within the team as they plummeted from mid-tier playoff contender to also-ran, coach Mike Woodson has been — perhaps justifiably — on the hot seat as the feasibility of a playoff series drifts closer to an impossibility. Following the Phil Jackson hire as New York’s head of basketball operations, the Zen Master has largely remained mum about Woodson’s job performance, which most likely means only a miracle will save Woodson’s job. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 18, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: Phil Jackson Officially Introduced As Knicks President

James Dolan, Phil Jackson, Steve Mills

We finally got here. After what seemed like weeks of back-and-forth in the press and various sources both assuring Knicks fans it was happening while others told them it wasn’t, Phil Jackson was formally introduced as the Knicks “president” today in a press conference that was so many different things, we couldn’t keep up with the jokes on Twitter. Watch James Dolan‘s awkwardness, Phil’s from-the-hip remarks, the Q&A session with media and Steve Mills‘ seeming relief that he’s still, technically, their general manager. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 5:09 pm

Knicks Confirm Phil Jackson Signing, LeBron Confidant Says “He will Look At It”

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson

Our long New York nightmare is over, and no we’re not talking about the Knicks’ season — they won their sixth straight game this afternoon against the visiting Bucks. I’m talking, of course, about all the rumors surrounding the Phil Jackson hire. It’s now official, after Jackson had a lunch meeting Friday with Knicks officials and signed to become president of basketball operations. But the salary amounts being tossed around and the ownership stake are all wrong, as you’ll see. Still, despite zero experience in the front office, Jackson’s hiring has already reverberated around the league, and now a reported LeBron James “confidant” says ‘Bron now will at least look at the Knicks as a possible destination were he to opt out of his contract this summer. Whoa boy, James Dolan guitar riff time. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 12, 2014 / 1:28 am

Report: Phil Jackson Reaches Agreement In Principle With Knicks

Phil Jackson

After a week of speculation in New York and seemingly everywhere else in the NBA, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Phil Jackson has reached an agreement in principle with the New York Knicks to head up their basketball operations. He will have “president” in the title for his new front office gig — the first of his illustrious career. We’re really regretting a radio appearance we did this afternoon when we guessed Phil wouldn’t pull the trigger. Read More »