TAG: phil jackson

Smack / Jul 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Phil Jackson Explains How Kobe’s Comment Pushed Dwight To Houston

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

In an update to his autobiography “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”, Phil Jackson went into detail on what happened when the Lakers met with Dwight Howard during free agency last summer, and how an answer from Kobe Bryant might have sealed the deal on Dwight’s exit from Los Angeles. Read More »

Smack / Jul 16, 2014 / 6:15 pm

J.R. Smith Wouldn’t Blame Knicks If They Looked To Trade Him After Last Year

J.R. Smith

On ESPN’s “First Take” today, Knicks wing J.R. Smith admitted he wouldn’t blame the Knicks, or president of basketball ops Phil Jackson, if they decided to trade him this summer. Some Knicks fans are screaming at their computer screens, “But there’s still time!” Read More »

NBA Draft / Jul 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Cleanthony Early On ‘Melo, Phil & Some Light Rookie Hazing

Cleanthony Early

LAS VEGAS — Cleanthony Early is a name that grew in the basketball community as result of Wichita State’s impressive and unexpected past season. Many projected the 6-7 forward as a first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but it was the New York Knicks who were shrewd enough to select him when he fell to them in the second round with the No. 34 pick. Read More »

Video / Jul 14, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jordan Brand’s Epic New Derek Jeter Spot, “Re2pect,” Will Give You Goose Bumps

Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan

In Jordan Brand‘s new ad for Derek Jeter, scheduled to air just before he appears in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night, a stunning collection of fellow baseball players, NBA stars, coaches, managers, musicians, movie directors, a former NYC mayor, the G.O.A.T, New Yorkers, and even Sawx fans all tip their caps to the Captain. We don’t really like baseball (to slow), but Jeter is an institution in New York, and this 90-second spot is sure to raise the hairs on your arms regardless of how you feel about baseball. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Carmelo Anthony Still Considering Knicks, Lakers and Bulls

Carmelo Anthony

Earlier this week, it seemed like Carmelo Anthony had made up his mind and was returning to the Knicks. While Phil Jackson remained positive yesterday, he is still waiting for ‘Melo to reply to his texts. According to a report, the Bulls and Lakers are still very much in the race. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 10, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Report: Jackson Hasn’t Heard From ‘Melo But Remains Optimistic

Carmelo Anthony

All indications are that Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the New York Knicks. And though Phil Jackson is confident Anthony will choose to stay in New York, a report by ESPN says that he has texted Carmelo “several times” of late and has yet to hear back. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Knicks Trying To Move Salary For Late Run At LeBron James

Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James

With LeBron James still on the open market, teams are still holding out hope there’s a chance to convince him to leave Miami. The Knicks are one of them, and Phil Jackson is reportedly trying to move salary to make a late run at LeBron. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Knicks Looking To Deal Stoudemire To Sixers

Amar'e Stoudemire

You can’t fault Phil Jackson for trying. The New York Knicks’ President has reportedly contacted the Philadelphia 76ers in hopes of shedding Amar’e Stoudemire’s ballooned salary to gain more flexibility in free agency. Nevertheless, it’s doubtful even the Zen Master can pull-off the necessary mind trick it would take for Philly to agree to such a deal. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 30, 2014 / 12:46 am

‘Melo Will Meet With Bulls First Before Texas Swing; Knicks Still Confident

Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon

Everyone’s waiting for free agency to begin on Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EST. None more so than the Chicago Bulls, who are expected to host Carmelo Anthony first thing, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Aside from the Knicks — who can offer Anthony the most money, the Bulls have been rumored to hold the inside track for ‘Melo’s services. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 27, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Jackson Takes Firm Approach With Carmelo, Who Will Decide By Second Week Of July

Phil Jackson

Surprise, surprise: New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is taking a hardline approach to Carmelo Anthony’s impending free agency. The 13-time NBA champion told reporters that he expects Anthony “is good for his word” on wanting to play in New York and potentially taking a salary discount to construct a contending team around him. Read More »