TAG: New York Knicks

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

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports & Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

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

Phil Jackson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 11, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Trying To Make Sense Of The Phil Jackson Knicks Rumors

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson ( Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports)

First, the Knicks were trying to get Phil Jackson to coach even though they have yet to terminate their current coach, Mike Woodson. Next, owner James Dolan hijacked negotiations (â„… Frank Isola) and Phil was joining the front office and the deal was all but done. Now sources tell ESPN’s Chris Broussard the team and Jackson are simply dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on a contract that would give him autonomy on all basketball-related matters. Except, not everyone’s sources agree, and so we’re left in the muck of rumormongering and conflicting reports about a franchise that’s just as conflicted. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Amar’e Stoudemire Reminds Thaddeus Young He Can Still Get Up

Arnett Moultrie, Amar'e Stoudemire

Arnett Moultrie, Amar’e Stoudemire (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Lost in the losing shuffle that the Knicks 2013-14 season has become — except during their current winning streak — is embattled forward Amar’e Stoudemire. STAT has been in and out of the lineup over the last couple seasons as he continues to figure out what he can do on knees that have long ago lost the buffer of cartilage. But during New York’s fourth consecutive victory over the Sixers Monday night, Stoudemire showed Thaddeus Young he’s still got some explosion in those worn down knees. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 2:12 pm

Report: “Looks Like” Phil Jackson Will Join Knicks’ Front Office

Phil Jackson, John Lithgow

Phil Jackson, John Lithgow (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

After initially meeting two weeks ago to discuss coaching the Knicks, the Knicks switched gears when Phil Jackson said that wasn’t going to happen. Instead, the desperate Knicks offered him a position as their president of basketball operations, and it appears Jackson may accept the latter offer, a league source tells ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The Knicks believe the Zen Master is close to saying yes. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 9, 2014 / 4:54 pm

GIF: J.R. Smith’s Dangerous Alley-Oop Off-The-Glass For Amar’e Stoudemire

J.R. Smith, Amar'e Stoudemire

J.R. Smith, Amar’e Stoudemire (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks won their third straight in Cleveland on Saturday, 107-97, against a Cavs team they’re in direct competition with for a final Eastern Conference playoff berth. Despite the urgency they have to be feeling when they’re still four games back for the No. 8 seed out East with only 18 games remaining, J.R. Smith decided to throw a chaotic alley-oop off the glass to a trailing Amar’e Stoudemire late in the second quarter Saturday night. Except, J Swish threw the ball pretty freakin’ hard, as you’ll see… Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 8, 2014 / 11:37 pm

Report: Phil Jackson “Leaning Towards” Accepting Knicks’ Presidency

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

We mentioned the coaching offer Knicks GM Steve Mills made to Phil Jackson a couple weeks ago, but Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported on Friday that Jackson was mulling an offer to become the president of basketball operations, and would have a decision sometime next week. Now sources tell ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Phil is “leaning towards” taking the job. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Sources Claim The Knicks Spoke With Phil Jackson About Coaching

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson ( Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks are stuck towards the bottom of the pack in the LEastern Conference, and their superstar has the option to bounce for greener pastures on July 1 this summer. Now comes word from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith (we know, but still) that the Zen Master Phil Jackson spoke with Knicks GM Steve Mills about possibly becoming the next coach of the Knicks. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 6, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Joakim Noah Recruited Carmelo Anthony To The Bulls

Joakim Noah, Carmelo Anthony

Joakim Noah, Carmelo Anthony (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Everybody wants to know what Carmelo Anthony is doing this summer. Will he re-sign with the Knicks after opting out? Will he surprise everyone by opting in on the final year of his deal before unfettered free agency in the summer of 2015? Will he go to the Lakers? Can the Lakers even afford him with Kobe Bryant‘s new deal? Following recent rumors surrounding a “‘Melo to Chicago” sign when the Knicks played the Bulls, comes another report that Bulls center Joakim Noah recruited Carmelo to come to Chicago over All-Star weekend. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 6, 2014 / 12:20 am

Tyson Chandler Says Kevin Love “Can’t Play D”

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler (Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks went into halftime with a 65-55 lead on Wednesday night in Minnesota. Many of the Knicks haven’t been afraid to vocalize their thoughts throughout the crazy, chaotic environment known as the Knicks’ 2014 season. Tyson Chandler continued that tradition when he spoke his mind about Kevin Love during tonight’s halftime interview. Read More »