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New York Knicks Chemistry Challenged by Expiring Contracts
December 17th, 2014 at 9:18 PM
There's no doubt that trying to get a roster full of players that know they wont be around after the season to buy into a system, a new way of playing and to listen to a first-time head coach is a major challenge. It's one that the New York Knicks...

New York Knicks Players Dislike the Triangle Offense
December 10th, 2014 at 6:28 PM
In watching the New York Knicks, you see very little use of the triangle offense. However, the players feel like they've had the system shoved down their throats and that when they run it that it's too easily defended. Despite many disagreements, the entire roster feels frustrated with the triangle...

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Speaks Poorly About New York Knicks’ Coach Derek Fisher
December 1st, 2014 at 8:59 PM
It's no secret that Mark Cuban was mad that Derek Fisher eventually joined the Oklahoma City Thunder after asking for his release from the Dallas Mavericks. Ever since then, Cuban has taken verbal jabs at Fisher through different media outlets. Now Cuban's taken his gripe to the next level by...

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson: We Weren’t Ready for Showtime Vs. Bulls
October 30th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Phil Jackson is used to winning a lot in his career. He won six championships with the Chicago Bulls and then another five with the Los Angeles Lakers before stepping away from the bench and taking his new role as the New York Knicks president of basketball operations. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson was given...

New York Knicks Hire Former Chicago Bulls Player Craig Hodges for Westchester Knicks Staff
October 27th, 2014 at 7:14 AM
Phil Jackson has shown that he's not afraid to dip into his past in order to bring people he trusts to both play and coach in New York. The newest addition to the organization is one of Jackson's former Chicago Bulls players and also one of his former Los Angeles...

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...