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Jackson upset with Knicks' conditioning?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Last week, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson told his players to expect personnel changes this summer. Apparently, Jackson also expects the returning players to be in better shape next season. According to an NBA source, Jackson has talked recently about his disappointment in some of the Knicks’ conditioning -- or lack thereof -- this year. New York got off to a slow start this...
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Does new cap make it easier for Melo to go?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — If the NBA’s salary projections hold true, the Knicks may be facing slightly stiffer competition this summer in trying to re-sign Carmelo Anthony. The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, sources familiar with the forecasts told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein. Sources told Stein that all 30 teams were told this week to...
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Phil to Knicks: Personnel changes coming

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Knicks president Phil Jackson and owner James Dolan addressed the Knicks after their final game on Wednesday, a Knicks player confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. While Jackson commended the team for its effort and complimented coach Mike Woodson, he made it clear that there would be personnel changes this summer, the player said.“He credited Woody," said the player. "But he also said that...
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Can Kerr handle the coaching grind?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Steve Kerr has never been a head coach before, so the New York Knicks would be taking a bit of a risk if they hired him to replace Mike Woodson. One of Kerr’s ex-teammates wonders if Kerr will be up for the grind of coaching in the NBA. "I know Steve Kerr well and his basketball IQ is really high. He knows everything about basketball. I am just concerned about his willingness to be a...
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Pau Gasol interested in Knicks?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Is Pau Gasol coming to the Garden?The Laker center told Yahoo! Sports that he’d be willing to listen if Knicks president Phil Jackson wants to talk to him about coming to New York. Pau Gasol#16 CLos Angeles Lakers2014 STATSGM60PPG17.4RPG9.7APG3.4FG%.480FT%.736"I'm happy for him and the position that he got," Gasol said, according to Yahoo!. "I'm always going to be a big fan and a friend....
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Steve Kerr to the Knicks? Stay tuned

ESPN (Ian Begley) — For weeks now, the consistent word in league circles has been that Steve Kerr will be Phil Jackson’s top coach if and when he decides to fire Mike Woodson.Nothing’s changed on that front. The general feeling is that Jackson will fire Woodson soon and begin his coaching search in earnest. A few new details emerged on the Kerr front Friday. A source close to Kerr said he expects to...
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Knicks can win if Phil picks right coach

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — One day after making a plea for his job and why he’s the right man to coach the Knicks, Mike Woodson wasn’t made available to talk about a failed season one last time on Thursday.In fact, Amar’e Stoudemire said he hadn’t seen Woodson on Thursday at the team facility. Stoudemire sat down for an exit interview with Phil Jackson and Steve Mills and discussed what needed to...
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Opening Tip: Woody's worst mistake?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Mike Woodson’s future is unclear with the Knicks. Most expect president Phil Jackson to bring in a new coach for the 2014-15 season. The Knicks underachieved greatly under Woodson this season. Coming off a 54-win season, New York won just 37 games this year and finished in ninth place, missing the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. There were plenty of reasons for the...
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Tyson: Knicks need a 'culture' change

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Tyson Chandler has some interesting theories on why the Knicks struggled this season. One is that they lack a winning culture. “What has to be different [next season]? I think we all have to be on the same page. I think that’s the biggest key. A winning culture. Got to establish a winning culture, if not, you allow history to repeat itself,” Chandler said after exit...
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Melo: Knicks' season was a 'failure'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony talked about a wide range of subjects with reporters on Thursday after his exit interview with president Phil Jackson. He discussed his priorities as a free agent. But he also touched on the difficulty of this season, his conversation and comfort level with Jackson and about the idea of taking less than max money as a free agent. Here is a brief synopsis of...
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Carmelo backs Woodson

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Carmelo Anthony passionately offered his support for Mike Woodson in his final talk with reporters on Thursday.“To be honest with you, Mike Woodson, he and I have become, he’s been a guy that I can talk to, almost a father figure, a friend, a guy that I can bounce stuff off,” Anthony said when asked about Woodson. “I’ve been a guy...
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Opening Tip: If Woodson's out, who's in?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — About an hour after after the last game of the Knicks' miserable season, J.R. Smith took some time to reflect on the uncertainty surrounding his coach. "He's in a tough situation," Smith said of Mike Woodson. "It's a situation that he's been in all year. Pretty much not knowing his place and where he's going to be; whether he's going to be here, whether he's not going to be here. I think it's...
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K-Mart to undergo ankle surgery

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Kenyon Martin plans to undergo surgery to repair a nagging ankle injury in the coming weeks. Martin's ankle injury sidelined him for the final 35 games of the season. Martin will be a free agent this summer. The 13-year veteran and former No. 1 overall pick said on Wednesday that he plans to play in the NBA next season. Kenyon Martin#3 PFNew York Knicks2014...
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Rapid Reaction: Knicks 95, Raptors 92

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- At least the Knicks went down fighting. New York overcame a 21-point first-half deficit to beat Toronto at home, 95-92. It was the biggest comeback for the Knicks this season. Even in defeat, the Raptors clinched the third spot in the Eastern Conference thanks to Chicago's loss to Charlotte. As soon as the Bulls score was final, Raptors coach Dwane Casey pulled his starters. That...
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STAT: We didn't buy into Woodson's system

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK -- Amar'e Stoudemire says one of the Knicks’ downfalls this season was the team’s unwillingness to completely buy into Mike Woodson’s coaching. “I think next year we got to take more of a mindset of trying to master the game,” Stoudemire said before the Knicks’ season finale against Toronto. “I mean, again, certain strategies were placed upon...
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