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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...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Michael Beasley
July 29th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
The New York Knicks continue their search for a backup small forward to play behind Carmelo Anthony. However, at this point in free agency the choices are just about as limited as the Knicks contract options. Who could the Knicks sign for the veteran's minimum? How about giving Michael Beasley...

New York Knicks Cut Shannon Brown
July 23rd, 2014 at 6:30 PM
When the New York Knicks signed Shannon Brown last season it was clear that he was brought in because he was inexpensive, athletic, could fill a role and because the franchise was already planning on transitioning towards the triangle offense which he had experience in. Now Brown's run with the...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Shawn Marion
July 20th, 2014 at 6:06 AM
Following the use of the mini mid-level exception to sign big man Jason Smith, the New York Knicks only have minimum contracts at their disposal to make further roster additions through free agency. Both Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson will keep their eyes open for veterans who can fill specific roles and fit the triangle offense....

New York Knicks Giving Metta World Peace Another Chance?
July 20th, 2014 at 2:36 AM
It's no secret that Metta World Peace would like to have a second stint with the New York Knicks now that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are running things. With his knee healthy and no other teams looking at World Peace the Knicks are talking about inviting him to training...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Believes Andrea Bargnani Has Triangle Offense Value
July 19th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Most New York Knicks fans know that Phil Jackson has tried to trade Andrea Bargnani this off-season. However, despite his large contract and poor injury history, Bargnani could be a very good fit in the triangle offense. Jackson believes that if he can't trade Bargnani he could be a valuable part of the...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Francisco Garcia
July 19th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
After signing big man Jason Smith with their mini mid-level exception, the New York Knicks will only be able to make further roster additions using minimum contracts. Knicks 101 has already reported that Metta World Peace would like to return to the Knicks now that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson...

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...

Oklahoma City Thunder Source Warns About Players Tuning Out Derek Fisher
July 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
From everything we know about Derek Fisher he's a leader among men. Kobe Bryant once called Fisher the leader of the Los Angeles Lakers during their time in there together. Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder said Fisher's leadership was priceless. From all accounts, Fisher has always been a coach on the...

New York Knicks Contract Decisions Approaching
June 22nd, 2014 at 9:43 AM
Most New York Knicks fans are focused on Carmelo Anthony and his deadline to opt-out of his contract. However, Phil Jackson has other decisions to make and they need to be made soon. Will the Knicks decide to keep Shannon Brown, Lamar Odom and Jeremy Tyler around for next season? ***PHOTO1*** Everyone knows...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Jordan Hill
June 17th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Knowing that the New York Knicks will be limited with the funds they have to spend this off-season many are looking at players that are available with experience under Phil Jackson, in the triangle offense or former Knicks and Lakers. Jordan Hill has played for both New York and Los...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Andrew Bynum
June 16th, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Once upon a time, Andrew Bynum was a dominant force in the NBA playing under Phil Jackson. Fast forward a few years and Bynum's been on three teams following his time with the Los Angeles Lakers and is widely looked at as an injured malcontent. That being said, if anyone...

Former New York Knicks’ Forward Metta World Peace Becomes Coach
June 14th, 2014 at 10:16 PM
Metta World Peace was suppose to be the big signing of the New York Knicks this past off-season. As it turned out, World Peace would end up requiring knee surgery and falling out of Mike Woodson's rotation. He and the Knicks would eventually work out a buy out and he'd...

New York Knicks’ JR Smith Starting for Now On?
June 10th, 2014 at 10:36 PM
J.R. Smith was a starter as a rookie. Since then he's made a living coming off the bench. He's thrived. He even won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2013. However, he was named a starter last season and would prefer to remain a starter from now...

Derek Fisher to Accept New York Knicks Coaching Job
June 9th, 2014 at 7:16 PM
The wait is over. Derek Fisher is ready to accept the New York Knicks' head coaching job. Reports are circulating that Phil Jackson is about to sign his primary target for the Knicks coaching job. Fisher will be the man to install Jackson's triangle offense and replace Mike Woodson in...

New York Knicks Inching Closer Toward Making Derek Fisher New Coach Official
June 9th, 2014 at 5:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** It all but seems apparent that the New York Knicks will make the hiring of Derek Fisher a formality this week. What has long been rumored after the Knicks were shut down by their first choice, Steve Kerr, should come to fruition according to sources of Marc Stein at ESPN. From Stein: Sources...

Los Angeles Lakers Wont Pursue Derek Fisher as Head Coach, New York Knicks Still Interested
June 8th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
The New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers were considered the front runners for Derek Fisher's services as a head coach. However, the Lakers have decided to hire a coach with more experience. That leaves the Knicks as the front runner to hire Fisher as their next head coach. ***PHOTO1*** The New...

Mark Jackson Knows New York City and New York Knicks Job Isn’t for Everybody
June 6th, 2014 at 11:03 PM
New York City is like nowhere else in the world. It can bring out the best and the worst in people. It can make you stronger or it can break you down. The same goes for playing sports here. Mark Jackson knows that it takes the right person to be...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Fined for Tampering
June 3rd, 2014 at 1:25 PM
Tampering is one of those things in sports that leagues frown on and nearly every team does in one way or another. It's one of those things that teams universally understand is part of the rules but don't take overly seriously. Phil Jackson can consider this a small lesson as...