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Knicks GM Mills may be in running to head NBAPA

NY Daily News (FRANK ISOLA) — With his future in New York uncertain under new Knicks president Phil Jackson, Steve Mills is once again surfacing as a strong candidate to replace Billy Hunter as executive director of the NBA...
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Raissman: By meddling with Phil now, Jim sets himself up to be hero later

NY Daily News (Bob Raissman) — When James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan introduced Phil Jackson to the unwashed masses (and the media) last month, he vowed to refrain from sticking his beak into any and all basketball decisions.
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Lame plan: Woodson’s strategy proved less than effective

NY Post (Phil Mushnick) — I’m not a basketball coach, nor do I play one on TV, but … Is Mike Woodson a good coach? Was he the Knicks’ scapegoat? The pickle in the middle?...
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Oscar Robertson says Carmelo Anthony should leave Knicks

$Newsday The Big O thinks Carmelo Anthony should get out of New York ASAP.
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Oscar Robertson advises Melo to ditch Knicks for Rockets

NY Daily News Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson has one piece of advice for Knick superstar Carmelo Anthony: Get out of New York! Roberston, while speaking to Spike Lee on SiriusXM NBA Radio, had some pointed...
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Oscar Robertson: Carmelo should leave Knicks, sign with Rockets

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Big O thinks Carmelo Anthony should leave the Big Apple. Hall-of-Fame guard Oscar Robertson said on a taping of Thursday’s Spike Lee show on Sirius XM that Anthony will...
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Isola: Jax’s power play with Melo could prove costly

NY Daily News (Frank Isola) — Phil Jackson didn’t blink when he suggested that Carmelo Anthony could really help the cause by taking a pay cut. You gotta love a guy making $12 million a year not to coach the Knicks asking the...
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Phil: Dolan has kept his promise

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — Even before he spoke Wednesday morning, Phil Jackson was the talk of the town after the Daily News reported that he and team owner James Dolan already have clashed over personnel decisions...
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Lupica: Dolan proving Garden far from Eden for Jax

NY Daily News (Mike Lupica) — The smartest possible thing that James Dolan could have done at this particular moment in Knicks history is hire Phil Jackson, no matter what the cost, and allow Jackson to not only overhaul the...
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Players trashed Woodson in exit interviews: Jackson

NY Post (Marc Berman) — In nothing short of a dig at former coach Mike Woodson, Knicks president Phil Jackson revealed several players during exit interviews told him the club didn’t play as a team...
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Phil Jackson zings San Antonio Spurs

$Newsday Phil Jackson is the Knicks’ president now, but he couldn’t help himself from taking a little shot at the San Antonio Spurs, one of his chief rivals when he coached the Lakers.
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Jackson puts heat on Anthony to stick to word on ‘pay cut’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Phil Jackson put the pressure on Carmelo Anthony, suggesting Anthony likely will need to make good on his word of taking a pay cut to stick with the Knicks. Jackson...
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Jackson Expects Anthony to Accept Less for Good of Knicks

NY Times (HARVEY ARATON) — Phil Jackson, the team president, left little doubt on Wednesday that Steve Kerr was his top choice as coach and made a case for players sacrificing financially to upgrade the roster.
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Phil Jackson: With or without Carmelo Anthony, Knicks will move forward

$Newsday Phil Jackson hopes that Carmelo Anthony "is true to his word" and takes less than a maximum contract to re-sign with the Knicks.
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Phil hopeful Melo takes less to stay with Knicks

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — The Knicks' biggest perceived advantage in retaining Carmelo Anthony this summer is supposed to be the $33 million more than other teams they can pay him in free agency.
  • 1 day 11 hr ago
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Phil Jackson has no desire to coach the Knicks

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — Phil Jackson’s significant other wants him to coach the Knicks, and we’re not talking about James Dolan. Jackson’s fiancé, Jeanie Buss, wants Jackson to fulfill the wish of nearly every Knicks fan...
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Phil Jackson to check on Steve Kerr’s ‘desire to coach’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Phil Jackson, in his first remarks since firing Mike Woodson, said he plans to speak to Steve Kerr in the next week or so, saying the two have “philosophically a...
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Phil Jackson confirms Steve Kerr as Knicks coaching candidate

$Newsday Knicks president Phil Jackson said Wednesday that Steve Kerr is a candidate to replace the recently fired Mike Woodson as the team's head coach.
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Source: Dolan tries to stop Jackson's Knick staff firings

NY Daily News (FRANK ISOLA) — Phil Jackson's formidable task of rebuilding the Knicks and establishing a professional, winning culture at Madison Square Garden has already hit a familiar roadblock: James Dolan.
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Bill Wennington believes Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr are winning combo

$Newsday Phil Jackson is running a basketball department for the first time and he could hire a first-time coach in Steve Kerr. But someone who played for Jackson and with Kerr believes their experiences...
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Blog Articles

Knicks to Phil: Not on 'same page' in '13-'14

ESPN (Ian Begley) — New York Knicks players made two things clear to new president Phil Jackson during exit meetings: Some told Jackson that the players didn’t “buy in” like they had the year...
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Thursday Longcomb Sawfish

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Links! Good afternoon! I hope you're having a thursty Thursday. I am sitting on a couch. My dog is asleep on her back next to me. My bird is eating a leaf of basil I just gave him. Various bugs...
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Is this war between Jackson and Dolan?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Here's what Phil Jackson had to say about a New York Daily News report that stated he and owner James Dolan have been embroiled in a disagreement over personnel decisions. "As far as Jim Dolan's...
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Phil seems ready to play hardball with Melo

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Phil Jackson sounded like an executive who's ready to take a hard stance in negotiations with Carmelo Anthony.The new Knicks president made two things clear about Carmelo in his end-of-season chat...
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Phil Jackson zings San Antonio Spurs

$Newsday Phil Jackson is the Knicks’ president now, but he couldn’t help himself from taking a little shot at the San Antonio Spurs, one of his chief rivals when he coached the Lakers.
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Phil Jackson spoke about Kerr, Melo, and plans for the summer

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Still weird that the Knicks officials talk sometimes. Phil Jackson took questions from reporters today, which was nice of him. Here are some things he said, since there isn't video yet. On...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago
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Knicks rumors bonanza: Steve Kerr, the coaching search, the firings to come

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Weeeeeeeee Hello bigbutts! Welcome, all you bigbutted people! Today is Wednesday and the Knicks still don't have any coaches, so you know there are rumors. Let's do what we can to make sense of...
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Should Phil expand his coaching search?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — If you’re the New York Knicks, here are your immediate options for head coach: Steve Kerr, who is a fine choice, is your leading candidate. The other candidates include Phil Jackson...
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It Wouldn’t Have Been the Knicks

Knicker Blogger (David Vertsberger) — Since the Hawks pulled off their stunning Game One road upset over the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, a large sum of Knicks fans have voiced their envy, and hastily cobbling together e-protest signs...
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Three reasons Phil should coach Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Phil Jackson has addressed the idea of coaching the Knicks twice since taking over as president. In an interview with TMZ, Jackson was asked if it would be better for the Knicks if he were on the...
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More odds on Kerr and the Knicks

Bergen: Knicks Zone (Steve Popper) — You want more oddsmakers choices for the Knicks coach – and the Timberwolves? Well, sure – here you go, courtesy of bovada.lv: Who will be the Head Coach for the New York Knicks for...
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The Take 'Em or Trash 'Em results are in!

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Knicks fans are an opinionated bunch. And they don’t always agree on everything. But the fans who voted on ESPNNewYork’s Take ‘Em/Trash ‘Em poll were nearly unanimous when...
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The odds are up on Knicks coaching search

Bergen: Knicks Zone (Steve Popper) — The oddsmakers might know better than I do – and they’ve set the numbers on the next Knicks coach as well as what’s next for Mike Woodson. Here’s the odds courtesy of...
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Analysis: How the Knicks fit into a triangle

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — TORONTO -- The Mike Woodson era is over. The triangle era is nearly upon us. On the day he was hired as the New York Knicks' president, Phil Jackson made it no secret he wants to see the team play...
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The Bluecheese Wonder Room: Season's end

Posting and Toasting (bluecheese999) — Bluecheese dreams! The other night I dreamt that I received a letter from Lamar Odom's attorney. Apparently Odom was suing me for libel after I wrote a story claiming that an anonymous source...
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Mike Woodson’s Knicks Coaching Career Ends After Two Plus Seasons

The Knicks Wall (Billy Mansmann) — On Monday, Knicks President Phil Jackson, as expected, relieved head coach Mike Woodson of his duties after two plus seasons with the third best winning percentage in franchise history (.580)....
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Can Ex-Jet Tannenbaum help land Kerr?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — What does an ex-Jets GM have to do with the Knicks coaching search?Good question. Here’s the answer: Ex-Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum works for the sports agency that represents Steve Kerr, the...
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Woodson ready to turn page after firing

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Mike Woodson wasn’t feeling too nostalgic on Monday morning after learning he'd been fired as Knicks head coach. In fact, he was ready to turn the page pretty quickly. "I'm fine,”...
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Kerr offers his sympathies to Woody

ESPN (Ian Begley) — It sounds as if Steve Kerr is ready to take over as Knicks head coach.But before he does, Kerr wants to offer his sympathies to departed head coach Mike Woodson. Kerr said on his Sirius XM NBA...
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