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Phil invokes higher authority for rebuild

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- One day after his New York Knicks made the wrong kind of history, team president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to talk about the rebuild that lies ahead. We will rebuild a team that fits together-guys that want to compete and play the way bball gods approve.#groundup— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) March 30, 2015It’s interesting that Jackson would use the hashtag...
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Knicks plumb historic depths with 60th loss

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The New York Knicks made the kind of history on Saturday that Phil Jackson probably wants no part of. New York lost its 60th game of the season against the Chicago Bulls Saturday night. That’s the highest loss total in the franchise’s 69-year history. Jackson earlier this month said this of his team: “They’re not talented enough to win a 48-minute game.”He...
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Does NYK have NBA's worst front office?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The ESPN Forecast panel ranked the Knicks’ front office 30th in a league of 30 teams. The management team of Phil Jackson and Steve Mills came in at 29th; coach Derek Fisher was ranked 30th. Lastly, owner James Dolan came in at 30 on the list of NBA owners. Below, we’ll take a look at why those rankings make sense and why there is reason to hope that they will improve in the...
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Marc Gasol: I haven't ruled out Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Marc Gasol said on Monday morning that he hasn't yet ruled out the New York Knicks as a potential free-agent destination because he hasn’t seriously considered his options yet. “I haven’t ruled anything out because I haven’t thought about anything so it would be (premature),” Gasol told a small group of reporters after the Grizzlies' morning practice...
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More pick-and-roll coming for Knicks?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- It's Friday night in Philadelphia. The New York Knicks are down by 18 with about 25 seconds to play in yet another blowout loss. Langston Galloway dribbles around a Quincy Acy screen to his left. Acy takes a few steps toward the basket as Galloway pulls up for an open jump shot. The shot clangs off the rim, ending what on the surface is a nondescript play in a season full of them...
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Melo tweets positive recovery update

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Carmelo Anthony checked in with a tweet on Saturday afternoon to let everyone know that his recovery from knee surgery is “going well.”Recovery is going well, thanks to all who sent good thoughts my way. #ThisIsMelo— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) March 21, 2015The New York Knicks are hopeful that Anthony will be healthy for the start of the 2015-16 season. Team president...
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Losing to Sixers keeps Knicks on low road

ESPN (Ian Begley) — PHILADELPHIA -- Here’s all you need to know about the state of the Knicks right now: they were the first team in 12 months to be deemed underdogs against the Philadelphia 76ers. Las Vegas oddsmakers favored the Sixers by 5.5 points against New York on Friday night. And Phil Jackson's club went out and made that spread seem modest. New York was crushed by Philadelphia in a 97-81 loss. It...
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Knicks' loss to Wolves acceptable to some

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- To Lance Thomas, the New York Knicks' effort in their overtime loss on Thursday was "unacceptable."To a large segment of the team's fan base, however, it was perfectly acceptable. Preferable, even. That's where we are with the 2014-15 Knicks, who are at the tail end of the worst season in franchise history. For New York, the focus now is on losses on lottery odds. So, in a sense,...
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Knicks Fans' NCAA Tournament Guide: Eight players to watch

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — The Knicks have been eliminated from the playoffs. But fear not, Knicks fans, there’s still some postseason basketball for you.Put your scouting hat on -- or in this case, your Zen Master glasses -- and keep a close eye on some of the potential prospects who could be on Phil Jackson's radar in the NCAA tournament.The Knicks could end up with the first overall pick -- let’s hope the...
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Fish and Pop's 'very strange relationship'

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Moments after the New York Knicks stunned the San Antonio Spurs in overtime on Tuesday, Gregg Popovich sauntered over to congratulate Derek Fisher.As the five-time champion coach talked, the rookie coach near the finish line of his first season smiled. “Um, it was Gregg Popovich [type of] positive encouragement,” Fisher said with a smile on Wednesday....
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Fan makes best of miserable Knicks season

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks are a few weeks away from completing the worst season in franchise history.They are 13-53 entering Tuesday's game against San Antonio and have an 8-23 record at home.So there are probably more than a few season-ticket holders disappointed with their investment this season.At least one, though, has made the best of a bad situation.His name is John Gjieli, and...
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Phil impressed with Fisher's Zen-like poise

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — Phil Jackson’s coaching demeanor on the bench was always the epitome of calmness and tranquility.But even the Zen Master himself has been impressed with Derek Fisher’s poise on the bench. Despite all the losing, all the injuries and roster changes, the rookie coach hasn’t cracked.Jackson even joked that he wouldn’t mind seeing Fisher lose his cool “and get after...
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Phil looks for healthy Melo next season

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The New York Knicks are hopeful that Carmelo Anthony will be healthy for the start of the 2015-16 season. Team president Phil Jackson told reporters in Los Angeles that Anthony is at the practice facility getting treatment on his surgically-repaired knee and is feeling “positive” about the surgery. Jackson expects Anthony to begin workouts in June. Anthony underwent season-ending...
  • 17 days ago
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Phil betting on triangle to sell free agents

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- New York Knicks president Phil Jackson will have a ton of money to offer free agents this summer. He'll also have nearly a dozen championship rings to show them. But the way Jackson made it sound on Thursday, the Knicks' big lure in free agency will be the triangle offense. "It's not about who is going to have to have the most money anymore. That playing field has pretty much...
  • 17 days ago
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Good and (mostly) bad of Year 1 under Phil

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson's hunched over in his seat at Madison Square Garden, looking at a box score while the New York Knicks stumble through another meaningless game. The home team is down by 40 points to the Sacramento Kings, well on its way to an embarrassing loss. The Madison Square Garden crowd has been mostly forgiving of the Knicks this season, but the fans can't stomach what they're...
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