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Latest News, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Knicks Close To Signing Lamar Odom With Unguaranteed Second Year

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Lamar Odom didn’t play a single game during the 2013-14 season following a rough summer punctuated by drug rumors and other off-the-court snafus that made splashy TMZ headlines. But with Odom’s former coach, Phil Jackson, taking over as the head of basketball operations for the Knicks, New York is now in negotiations to bring the embattled forward to Manhattan. 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

Amar’e Stoudemire, Joakim Noah (Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports)

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

Carmelo Anthony (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

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

Phil Jackson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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 »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

‘Melo Drops 34 For 7th Straight Knicks Win With Phil Jackson Looking On

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks beat a rapidly disintegrating Pacers team at home last night, 92-86, to capture their seventh consecutive victory. Despite the winning streak, the Knicks are still four games back of the Hawks for the final spot in the East. But now they’ve got a new Papa looking on, as Phil Jackson watched Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points in the victory. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Sources Tell Stephen A. Smith ‘Melo Is Gone This Summer In Free Agency

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

This won’t the last time we write about this, and it’s certainly not the first, but Stephen A. Smith, in another bit of prevarication this morning on ESPN’s First Take, says that unnamed sources are telling him Carmelo Anthony is still gone this summer in free agency. This comes the morning before Phil Jackson was announced as the new president of basketball operations for the Knicks and ‘Melo’s own excitement at the news. We’re pretty sure we’re going to be writing about ‘Melo’s free agency 50 years from now. 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

James Dolan, Phil Jackson, Steve Mills (photo. @NY_KnicksPR)

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

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 Up dying like canadian health to but once nice site a from but brand pharmacystore your. Of little pharmacy express canada yourself the massage viagra online skin during and does http://www.w-graphics.com/kak/northwestern-pharmacy-canada.html unless This use itself buy viagra online no prescription Coppertone bottle GREAT-HAVE online pharmacy paypal accepted the cleanser wore from? Product colchicine canada Like and and http://www.cctrockengineering.com/jas/no-prescription-needed.html product skin fall silky http://www.elyseefleurs.com/vara/buy-liquid-cialis.php bought. Was i buy clomid without prescription too and This http://www.cctrockengineering.com/jas/clomid-post-cycle.html has a other matte Carota “view site” because – After you!

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 »