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Former Knicks Coach Jeff Van Gundy: New York Knicks Will Make Playoffs in 2015
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Several months ago, Carmelo Anthony all but guaranteed that the New York Knicks would be back in the playoffs again this season after failing to make them a year ago at 37-45. ***PHOTO1*** Since then, lots of changes have come to the Knicks; a new president, new head coach and coaching staff,...

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson Having Team Go Through ‘Mindfulness Training’
October 14th, 2014 at 1:44 PM
There's a reason why one of Phil Jackson's nicknames is "The Zen Master." ***PHOTO1*** It could go with the 11 championships that he won when he was the head coach for the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, but he was called the "Zen Master" because of his beliefs and the way...

Knicks’ Derek Fisher Says Team Learning Offense is Similar to Giants Learning New Offense
October 10th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
With Derek Fisher as the new head coach, the New York Knicks are running the triangle offense, made famous by Fisher's boss, Knicks team president Phil Jackson, who coached Fisher when he was on the Los Angeles Lakers. ***PHOTO1*** In the Knicks first preseason game, they struggled with it and ended up...

Knicks’ Derek Fisher Won’t Announce Starting Lineup in Preseason Opener Vs. Boston Celtics
October 7th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
In less than 24 hours, the New York Knicks will finally play their first basketball game of the 2014-2015 season as they will play a preseason game against the Boston Celtics in Hartford as opposed to playing at the TD Garden in Boston. ***PHOTO1*** Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was asked if...

New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher Excited to Coach Jose Calderon Instead of Playing Against Him
October 6th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
While as members of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks, Derek Fisher and Jose Calderon got plenty of time to face off against each other on the court, especially in the postseason. ***PHOTO1*** Now a season later, Fisher is the head coach of the New York Knicks and Calderon is potentially...

Phil Jackson Resisting Urges to ‘Interfere’ with New York Knicks Practices
October 6th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
There are some things that are just hard to forget to do after so many years of doing them. ***PHOTO1*** For Phil Jackson, now the current president of the New York Knicks in 2014, it's tough not being the guy on the sidelines running things in practice or in training camp, yet,...

New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher Starts with D
September 30th, 2014 at 8:50 PM
There was some bad news out of the first practice of the year for the New York Knicks. As Knicks 101 reported, Amare Stoudemire was restricted in the first practice of training camp. It's ironic that Stoudemire was limited, because of his claims of an all-healthy off-season. However, it's also...

New York Knicks’ Head Coach Derek Fisher is not Phil Jackson or His Puppet
September 28th, 2014 at 8:24 PM
It's no secret that New York Knicks' head coach Derek Fisher is a Phil Jackson guy. He played under Phil on the Los Angeles Lakers for years and after the Knicks were spurned by Steve Kerr, Fisher became the top coaching option for Jackson. There's little doubt that Fisher works...

Former New York Knicks’ Assistant Coaching Prospect Bill Cartwright to Coach Mexican National Team
September 27th, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Former New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics' center Bill Cartwright was always considered a top prospect to join Derek Fisher's staff and help Phil Jackson install the triangle offense in New York. While that hasn't happened, he's taking his coaching knowledge elsewhere. Cartwright will be coaching the Mexican...

Mayor Bill De Blasio to Knicks’ Derek Fisher: New York City Really Wants an NBA Title
September 23rd, 2014 at 5:29 PM
It's going on 31 years since the New York Knicks won an NBA Championship; the 1972-1973 season; which is the one of two the team has in their history (the other going back to 1969-1970.) ***PHOTO1*** They've been to two others; losing in 1993-1994 to the Houston Rockets and 1998-1999 to the...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Close to Hiring Former Bulls’ Craig Hodges to Coach D-League Team
September 19th, 2014 at 9:45 AM
When Phil Jackson took over as the president of the New York Knicks this past year, he wanted to bring in some of his former players who were becoming coaches to instil his basketball philosophies and ways onto the team that needed a change in the way things ran. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson missed...

New York Knicks’ Brian Keefe Could Be Key to Landing Kevin Durant in 2016 Free Agency
September 9th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Last week, the buzz of the New York Knicks finalizing out their coaching staff was over one of the Oklahoma City Thunder's assistant coaches being brought over to New York City. ***PHOTO1*** Brian Keefe, a long-time assistant with the Thunder, is now a part of Derek Fisher's staff and it's been said...

New York Knicks Assistant Coach Brian Keefe is ‘Kevin Durant’s Guy’; Has Strong Ties to MVP
September 4th, 2014 at 11:44 AM
When you take a look at Derek Fisher's coaching staff, it's a strong blend of the two teams he had the strongest ties to; the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. ***PHOTO1*** One of the more interesting hires; Brian Keefe, who came from Oklahoma City, apparently has extremely strong ties...

New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher Finalizes Rest of Coaching Staff for 2014-2015 Season
September 4th, 2014 at 1:29 AM
On Wednesday, New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher finalized the rest of his coaching staff for the 2014-2015 season and it's got a definite Los Angeles Lakers feel to it. ***PHOTO1*** Already on Fisher's staff is former Lakers player, head coach and assistant coach Kurt Rambis, who will be Fisher's lead...

Michael Jordan Challenges Knicks President Phil Jackson to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)
August 21st, 2014 at 2:27 PM
By now, everyone has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ***VIDEO1*** From Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Chris Christie, everyone has been taking part in this challenge and thus far, over $31.5 million has been donated to the ALS Foundation...

New York Knicks Add Former Lakers Assistant Jim Cleamons to Coaching Staff
August 19th, 2014 at 5:41 PM
With all the additions to Derek Fisher's coaching staff this may be the biggest one. For a first-time head coach, Fisher's staff has come together in strong fashion. He not only added veterans who know the triangle offense backwards and forwards, he's also brought in some young up-and-coming coaches who...

Jim Boeheim Felt Chicago Bulls were Better Fit for Carmelo Anthony Over New York Knicks
August 19th, 2014 at 2:50 PM
Before Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks last month, the team who possessed possibly the greatest challenge to pry him away from New York was the Chicago Bulls; maybe even more so than the Los Angeles Lakers, who offered him a contract. ***PHOTO1*** Yet it took Anthony getting a five-year,...

Could New York Knicks Add Gary Payton to the Coaching Staff?
August 5th, 2014 at 5:38 PM
When you think about former players who translate to successful coaches most people name point guards. Is there anyone who doubts Gary Payton would make a good coach? He's a Hall of Famer, one filled with basketball knowledge, who is respected and well spoken. With his interested peaked, could Phil Jackson give...

New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher Hires Another Assistant Coach
July 13th, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Derek Fisher's coaching staff is beginning to take shape. He's hired Kurt Rambis as his right-hand-man and second in charge. He also hired former Los Angeles Lakers assistant Rasheed Hazzard and former Okalahoma City Thunder assistant Joshua Longstaff. Now he's hired another Thunder assistant to help hill out the New York Knicks coaching staff. ***PHOTO1*** Former Oklahoma...

New York Knicks Hire Two More Assistant Coaches
July 8th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
There's been plenty of speculation on who Phil Jackson could bring to New York to fill out Derek Fisher's coaching staff. In fact, recently Kurt Rambis was hired to be Fisher's right-hand-man. That being said, a coaching staff doesn't consist of a head coach and one assistant. Clearly more coaches...