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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 »

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 / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Feb 13, 2014 / 1:55 pm

Phil Jackson Calls Out Ref, Dick Bavetta, On Twitter Over Trevor Ariza Foul

Phil Jackson

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

The Zen Master Phil Jackson watched the flurried finish to the Rockets-Wizards game on Wednesday night. The game was mired by a one-sided number of free throws for the Rockets (47 vs. the Wizard’s 16), culminating in a call against Trevor Ariza before the ball was inbound with 4 seconds remaining and the Wiz ahead by two. Jackson called out septuagenarian referee, Dick Bavetta, after he whistled Ariza for the infraction. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 23, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Video: Phil Jackson Says Michael Jordan Would Beat Kobe Bryant One-On-One

Phil Jackson

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

The all-time winningest head coach in NBA history, Phil Jackson, stopped by Fox Sports 1 yesterday to discuss the NBA, the Lakers, Kobe’s injury and some of the all-time greats. In a segment with Gary Payton and host Charissa Thompson, Jackson was given two NBA players and asked to answer which one would win in a battle of one-on-one. Obviously, the segment ended with the two players that have most directly help Phil win 11 NBA Championships: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Phil’s answer was pretty definitive, but the story leading up to it is classic. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 11:00 am

Kobe Bryant On The All-Star Game, Pau Gasol & Kendall Marshall

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Kobe Bryant spoke with reporters before Sunday’s Lakers loss to the visiting Nuggets, and he sounded off on a number of different topics. Namely, the All-Star game, where he’s encouraged fans to vote for younger guards to start in his place. Then he spoke about the Pau Gasol trade rumors, and Kendall Marshall‘s hilarious ask for a #followback on Twitter after his big game to start his Lakers career. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Oct 3, 2013 / 11:30 pm

Former Pistons Bad Boy Isiah Thomas Regrets Not Shaking Hands With Michael Jordan’s Bulls


Recently, Pistons Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas stopped by the NBA TV “Open Court” set to answer some pointed questions from host Ernie Johnson. The first involved Thomas’decision to walk out early during the Pistons’ Game 4 loss in the Eastern Conference Finals after Michael Jordan and the Bulls swept the defending champs. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Sep 23, 2013 / 5:00 pm

LA Times Publishes Excerpt From Updated Jeanie Buss Memoir, “Laker Girl”

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss (photo. @jeaniebuss)

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss (photo. @jeaniebuss)

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published an excerpt from Jeanie Buss‘ updated memoir, Laker Girl. In the passage, Jeanie writes about the events surrounding the Lakers’ firing of Mike Brown and ensuing hire of Mike D’Antoni, but only after reaching out to her fiancé Phil Jackson first. Read More »

NBA / Sep 12, 2013 / 10:45 am

Jim Buss Says His Late Father Didn’t Think Phil Jackson Was a Long Term Option As Lakers Coach

Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss (photo. Instagram/lakers)

The late, great Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss was a titan in the game of basketball and easily one of the finest owners, not just in the NBA, but in sports history. After he passed away in February this year, his often excoriated son, Jim Buss, took over as the final say on basketball matters. In a revealing interview with ESPN, Jim explains his late father’s last important Lakers decision. Read More »