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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.
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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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Harper also expecting Knicks interview

NY Post (Marc Berman) — One day after Steve Kerr said he “anticipates” speaking to Phil Jackson about the Knicks head-coaching job, Ron Harper told The Post he believes he will interview for a position...
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The challengers to Steve Kerr for Knicks job

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Here’s a look at the likely candidates Phil Jackson could choose from to replace Mike Woodson: Steve Kerr Unless something crazy happens like Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau gets fired, the...
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Knicks' Herb not spared ax

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — Where’s Herb? Knicks president Phil Jackson fired longtime assistant coach Herb Williams along with Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff on Monday, thereby ending the company man’s...
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Lawrence: Finally, Garden grows hope

NY Daily News (Mitch Lawrence) — Nine of the best words to come out of the Knick franchise in a long, long time were attributed to Phil Jackson on Monday when he fired Mike Woodson and his coaches.
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Woodson could be fit for Pistons opening

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Last time Mike Woodson got dismissed as head coach, by Atlanta, he was unable to immediately land another head job. He instead joined the Knicks as Mike D’Antoni’s defensive assistant...
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Mike Tannenbaum could impact Knicks coaching search

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The old Jets general manager has a chance to lend a helping hand to the new Knicks president. The worlds of former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum and Phil Jackson are...
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Jason Kidd has shown that rookie coaches can be successful

$Newsday Steve Kerr, the leading candidate to replace Mike Woodson as Knicks coach, has zero coaching experience.
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Phil Jackson all business with stoic Woodson ax — now what?

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — TORONTO — Just about every aspect of Phil Jackson, basketball executive, is still a vast unknown. The Knicks are essentially paying him $60 million on spec, and on the reputation...
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Kerr plans on speaking with Jackson about Knicks coaching job

NY Daily News (FRANK ISOLA) — Steve Kerr, long considered the leading candidate to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks, said on Monday, "I do anticipate talking with Phil Jackson at some point." Kerr has been...
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Steve Kerr ‘anticipates’ hearing from Phil Jackson about Knicks job

NY Post (Marc Berman) — In his first public comments about the Knicks, coaching candidate Steve Kerr said he “anticipates” talking to Phil Jackson about the head-coaching opening that was created by the...
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Blog Articles

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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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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J.R. on Woody: 'He did a good job with me'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — J.R. Smith knew this day was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier to digest. "It is sad,” Smith told ESPN’s Josina Anderson when asked about Mike Woodson’s firing....
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Steve Kerr speaks, and other post-Woodson notes

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Kerr's definitely interested. Mike Woodson's gone. The Knicks ' whole coaching staff is composed of open seats (except for one, maybe). Let's take a look through the fallout. Note that some of...
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New film should be required for new Knicks

ESPN (Mark Simon) — Phil Jackson is known for giving homework assignments to his players and staff both during the season and in the offseason.Don’t be surprised if a viewing of “When the Garden was...
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Farewell, Mike Woodson and staff

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Some thoughts on the departure of one the Knicks' most and least successful coaches ever. Mike Woodson is gone . His whole staff, too. Let's talk. 1. Someone just asked me how I felt about all...
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