In the same conversation as the announcement that the New York Knicks had fired head coach Derek Fisher, team president Phil Jackson said that the team is seeking a 'meaningful' trade by the NBA's February 18 deadline.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says he was surprised that Phil Jackson fired Derek Fisher. None of the players knew anything about it until it happened.
With the New York Knicks likely looking for a new head coach after the season, former Oklahoma City head coach Scott Brooks was listed as a possibility and if the Knicks did consider Brooks after the season, he could end up being the key to the Knicks landing Kevin Durant in free agency this summer.
Former Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw is reportedly interested in the New York Knicks head coaching job once the regular season is over; Shaw was considered a candidate for the Knicks job two years ago when Phil Jackson was looking for a coach, but Shaw was under contract to Denver at the time.
Langston Galloway Misses Game-Tying Shot at Buzzer, Wizards Beat Knicks 111-108 in Kurt Rambis’ Coaching Debut
On Tuesday night, Langston Galloway missed what would have been the game-tying shot at the end of regulation as the New York Knicks fell short to the Washington Wizards 111-108 in Kurt Rambis' coaching debut for the Knicks in the first game since Derek Fisher's firing; John Wall had 28 points with 17 assists while Carmelo Anthony lead all scorers with 33 points and 13 rebounds.
With the reports that if Phil Jackson decides to leave the New York Knicks to return to the Los Angeles Lakers for a front office position, Knicks owner James Dolan could look to former president of basketball operation and head coach Isiah Thomas to replace Jackson in the summer; Thomas was with the Knicks from 2003-2008 before he was let go from both positions.
Reports are stating that there is strong belief around the league that Phil Jackson could use his opt-out of his contract and leave his position as the New York Knicks team president and re-join the Los Angeles Lakers where his current girlfriend Jeanie Buss is, and take a position in the Lakers front office; Jackson won five championships as the Lakers head coach.
Tom Thibodeau is currently the best and most talented coach on the NBA market but New York Knicks president and GM Phil Jackson is unlikely to bring him in as the team's new head coach.
With the New York Knicks in desperate need of a point guard in the future, reports have circulated that Oklahoma City Thunder's All Star point guard Russell Westbrook may have his eye on playing in New York when he's a free agent in 2017, as Westbrook apparently really likes the New York scene and the idea of playing alongside Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo's ten-day contract with the New York Knicks expired on Monday and it doesn't appear the lightly-used forward will be resigned.