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  • • Steve Kerr ‘courted very hard’ by Phil Jackson, Knicks in 2014
    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr played for Phil Jackson as a member of the Chicago Bulls from 1993 to 1998. Apparently, he was also nearly hired by Jackson to be the head coach of the New York Knicks. Former Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk reflected on the series of events that led to […] The post Steve Kerr ‘courted very hard’ by Phil Jackson, Knicks in ...2020
  • • Every Chicago Bulls Trade Deadline Move Ever
    Thanks to Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson, the Chicago Bulls won six championships during the ’90s and are now one of the most recognizable sports teams in the world. However, since the end of the Jordan era, the Bulls have only been to one Eastern Conference Finals and haven’t gotten back to the […] The post Every Chicago Bulls Trade Deadline Move Ever appeared f...2020
  • • What Phil Jackson taught Jeanie Buss that helped in Dwight Howard decision
    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has definitely given the Purple and Gold a major boost in his second stint in Hollywood. According to Lakers controlling owner and president Jeanie Buss, the reunion with the 34-year-old big man wouldn’t have happened had not for some wise words she learned from former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. […] The post What Phil Jackson taught Jeanie Buss t...2020
  • • The difference between Gregg Popovich, Phil Jackson according to Bulls’ 3-peat player
    During his time in the league, former NBA big man Will Perdue had the privilege of playing under two of the greatest coaches in the history of the game: Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich. Recently, the four-time NBA champ opened about his thoughts on both coaches. Perdue said Phil Jackson’s coaching style revolved around how […] The post The difference between Gregg Popovich, Phil Jackso...2020
  • • Shaquille O’Neal reveals Phil Jackson’s 3 demands from him in first meeting
    One of the reasons behind the end of the Chicago Bulls dynasty in the 1990s was the fact that head coach Phil Jackson parted ways with the team following after the 1997-98 campaign. Whatever may have caused Jackson’s departure, the fact of the matter is that he joined the Los Angeles Lakers where he would […] The post Shaquille O’Neal reveals Phil Jackson’s 3 demands from h...2020
  • • Why Michael Jordan’s Bulls would have won title No. 7 if they brought the band back together
    Michael Jordan revealed during the last episode of “The Last Dance” docuseries that he would have come back with the Chicago Bulls during the 1998-99 season if Phil Jackson was still the head coach. After Chicago won the 1998 Finals over the Utah Jazz for the franchise’s sixth championship in eight years, Bulls owner Jerry […] The post Why Michael Jordan’s Bulls would...2020
  • • 'The Last Dance': Jerry Krause refused reconciliation attempts from Phil Jackson, Jerry Reinsdorf says
    The damage between former coach and GM of the Chicago Bulls had been done...2020
  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 66: The Last Dance
    With the absence of Blue Jackets hockey, we discuss the next best thing: MJ Without Blue Jackets hockey — for now? — we discuss the other hot topic in sports. ESPN’s 10-part series, The Last Dance, chronicling the G.O.A.T.: Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 90s, concluded on Sunday. On this week’s The Cannon Cast, we dive into the documentary including: Initial thoughts on the T...2020
  • • 'The Last Dance': Jerry Krause refused reconciliation attempts from Phil Jackson, per Jerry Reinsdorf
    The damage between Chicago's former coach and GM had been done...2020
  • • New York media resented Phil Jackson for success with Bulls?
    Jackson enjoyed plenty of success at the expense of the Knicks, eliminating them in the playoffs four times in the 1990s as coach of the Bulls....2020

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Phil Jackson injury and suspension

  • • After season in the tank, Warriors may be primed to make another splash
    Not since the Chicago Bulls broke up their dynasty in 1998 has a defending champion fallen apart like this season’s Golden State Warriors. After five straight trips to the Finals, the Warriors took the express train to the lottery after losing both Splash Brothers to injuries, Kevin Durant to Brooklyn, and Draymond Green to a paid vacation. Once Klay Thompson and Durant suffered catastrophic injur...2020
  • • As Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina returns, he believes ‘nothing is lost’
    After an extended absence, Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina returned to action Friday against the Nuggets. New York’s first-round pick from 2017 played 25 minutes, tallying five points, five assists and four rebounds. The Frenchman had not suited up since Jan. 27, when he suffered a groin injury. Ntilikina also had not played 25 or more minutes since Jan. 21, when he totaled 30 in the Knicks’ lo...2019
  • • Knicks 'surprised' by declining trade value of Porzingis
    The Knicks were surprised to discover how much Kristaps Porzingis‘ trade value had dropped when they started shopping him, reports Marc Berman of The New York Post. Some of that was because of the ACL injury that has sidelined him for a year with still no clear date for a return. But some executives also expressed reservations about “where his mind was at and his actual skill set,’’ a source tells...2019
  • • Knicks president: I don't know I would have signed Joakim Noah had it been my choice
    With the Joakim Noah era in New York over, front-office brass is not only thrilled the oft-injured center is gone, but is giving second thoughts to signing him, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes. Knicks president Steve Mills discussed the divorce from Noah and his take on the original four-year, $72M given to the former All-Star in the summer of 2016. “Obviously I’m disappointed it worked ou...2018
  • • Teams have inquired about Knicks’ Damyean Dotson
    At least a couple NBA teams have approached the Knicks to inquire on Damyean Dotson‘s potential availability, a source tells Marc Berman of The New York Post. Berman’s report gives no indication that the Knicks are looking to trade Dotson, but he suggests the team may have to consider a move by February’s trade deadline, given the 24-year-old’s role and contract situation. A starter for nine Knick...2018
  • • Knicks, Joakim Noah close to buyout agreement
    The Knicks are close to a waive and stretch agreement with veteran center Joakim Noah, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. No matter when the agreement is finalized, Noah will not report to training camp.Several teams may have interest in signing Noah, notes Charania, who adds that he has put in a lot of work over the offseason.Noah’s reputation has suffered greatly during his two years in New ...2018
  • • Fizdale looking to repair Porzingis’ relationship with Knicks
    Fresh off being hired by the New York Knicks to be their new head coach, David Fizdale is already putting in the work to turn around a long fledgling organization.According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that includes a planned trip to Kristaps Porzingis’ native Latvia as a way to help mend broken fences between the Euro sensation and the Knicks themselves.Remember, it was just one year ago that Po...2018
  • • New York notes: Hornacek likely to return, Knicks interested in Hicks
    The Knicks will conclude their fourth consecutive 45+ loss season next month and the future of the team remains unclear. Outside of Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis — who is recovering from a torn ACL — it appears there are no locks for the roster or coaching staff after this season.As Marc Stein of the New York Times writes in his newsletter (via CBS Sports), it’s likely that head coach Jeff Ho...2018
  • • Carmelo Anthony receives cheers, tribute video in return to MSG
    May were wondering what kind of reception Carmelo Anthony would receive upon his return to Madison Square Garden, this time as an opponent. It didn’t take long for New York Knicks fans to answer that question.Knicks fans gave Anthony cheers during pregame introductions on Saturday night ahead of the Knicks-Oklahoma City Thunder game. A tribute video to ‘Melo was also played. You can see the video ...2017
  • • Luke Walton criticizes Knicks over treatment of Phil Jackson
    Luke Walton on Tuesday criticized the New York Knicks organization over its treatment of Phil Jackson, saying he wasn’t “in favor” of his mentor’s firing this past offseason.“I don’t know all the details of what was going on here, obviously, but a mentor to me like that and someone that means as much to me as Phil does, I’m not in favor of it happening,” Walton said before his Lakers lost to the K...2017

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Phil Jackson trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • From the archives: Phil Jackson on Rodman, Pippen's trade demand and dreams of Shaq
    As he was readying the Bulls for their sixth title run in eight seasons, Phil Jackson dished on MJ, Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra, his war with the GM, and how he was already scouting Shaq and the Lakers....2020
  • • Knicks To Fire President Steve Mills
    The New York Knicks are firing president Steve Mills and will replace him with general manager Scott Perry, at least on an interim basis, multiple reports claim. The dramatic move comes less than two days before the NBA trade deadline. Mills had held the position since the team parted ways with Phil Jackson in the […] The post Knicks To Fire President Steve Mills appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Phil Jackson calls Kobe Bryant ‘a chosen one’ in statement on his death
    Kobe Bryant’s former coach offered a touching tribute to the Mamba after his sudden passing on Sunday. Phil Jackson, who coached Bryant during all five of his championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, reacted to the news in an official statement. “The crash was a tragedy for multiple families,” Jackson wrote. “My heart goes out to Vanessa and the families that lost loved ones. Kobe was a chosen o...2020
  • • Knicks will reportedly run full-court press to land Raptors' Masai Ujiri
    The Knicks are planning to make a run at Raptors top executive Masai Ujiri, and Marc Stein of The New York Times reports (via his latest newsletter) that there are many around the league who believe the executive can be lured to New York. Even though the Knicks have been laughable on the court, the prestige of the franchise and of winning it all in the arguably the greatest city in the world carry...2019
  • • Phil Jackson's bad trades still haunting the Knicks
    The Knicks will miss out on a valuable pick in this year’s draft because of a trade former team president Phil Jackson made nearly five years ago, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. New York would own the 31st pick, which is coveted because it offers a chance at a potential first-round talent without a guaranteed salary, if Jackson hadn’t traded it to the Sixers. The Knicks wanted to u...2019
  • • As Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina returns, he believes ‘nothing is lost’
    After an extended absence, Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina returned to action Friday against the Nuggets. New York’s first-round pick from 2017 played 25 minutes, tallying five points, five assists and four rebounds. The Frenchman had not suited up since Jan. 27, when he suffered a groin injury. Ntilikina also had not played 25 or more minutes since Jan. 21, when he totaled 30 in the Knicks’ lo...2019
  • Report: Suns offered Devin Booker, pick swap for Kristaps Porzingis in 2017
    • Report: Suns offered Devin Booker, pick swap for Kristaps Porzingis in 2017
    Celtics also reportedly made lucrative offer while Phil Jackson was shopping then-Knicks star...2019
  • • Knicks 'surprised' by declining trade value of Porzingis
    The Knicks were surprised to discover how much Kristaps Porzingis‘ trade value had dropped when they started shopping him, reports Marc Berman of The New York Post. Some of that was because of the ACL injury that has sidelined him for a year with still no clear date for a return. But some executives also expressed reservations about “where his mind was at and his actual skill set,’’ a source tells...2019
  • • Knicks viewed Kristaps Porzingis’ brother as a problem
    During his time with the New York Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis repeatedly expressed concern over the direction of the team. And on more than one occasion, his brother, Janis, appeared to get involved and stir the pot. It was a persistent issue when Phil Jackson was with the team, and that carried over in the aftermath of Jackson’s departure. In 2017, Janis went as far as to publicly “warn” the Knick...2019
  • • Knicks president: Team should not have signed Joakim Noah
    It’s safe to say the New York Knicks don’t care much for Joakim Noah. Two and a half years after the team signed Noah to a four-year, $72 million deal, team president Steve Mills admitted that he never should have been signed and hinted that he was bad for the team’s culture. Mills was actually the team’s general manager when Noah was signed, but he was acting under the direction of then-president...2018

Phil Jackson kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Kobe shares funny story about coaching daughters, triangle offense
    Lakers legend Kobe Bryant appears to be enjoying life after basketball.Bryant, who retired after the 2016 season, did some traveling after his NBA career came to a close, and he’s now focusing on spending some time with his family.He appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night, and talked about how he’s been putting his basketball knowledge to good use by coaching his daughters, Natalia and...2018
  • • Report: Knicks telling teams they still hope to trade Carmelo
    The departure of Phil Jackson may result in Carmelo Anthony wanting to remain with the New York Knicks, but does the team feel the same way?According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, the Knicks have told other teams that they “remain hopeful” that they can trade Anthony during the summer. While previous reports indicated Anthony would be open to discussing a buyout with the Knicks, a trade could be difficult...2017
  • • Daughter of Bucks owner recruits Kristaps Porzingis with great tweets
    The New York Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, and Mallory Edens sure hopes her Milwaukee Bucks get involved.Edens is the daughter of Bucks owner Wes Edens, and she’s a big fan of her family’s team. She also keeps a close eye on the Knicks.When Edens saw the interview from Phil Jackson Wednesday night in which the Knicks president said he was open to trading Porzingis, Edens i...2017

Top Phil Jackson news

  • • Knicks, Phil Jackson mutually agree to part ways
    Knicks, Phil Jackson mutually agree to part ways...2017
  • • Phil Jackson Says Carmelo Anthony ‘Would Be Better Off Somewhere Else’
    Phil continues to blame Carmelo for the Knicks' losing. The post Phil Jackson Says Carmelo Anthony ‘Would Be Better Off Somewhere Else’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • Kobe Bryant Wants Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson As Hall of Fame Presenter
    • Kobe Bryant Wants Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson As Hall of Fame Presenter
    MJ and Jackson have been Kobe's mentors in his career and in life. The post Kobe Bryant Wants Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson As Hall of Fame Presenter appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • Phil Jackson says New York Knicks listening to trade offers for Kristaps Porzingis
    New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson addressed a variety of topics on MSG's "Knicks Night Live" Wednesday night, and his comments about rising star Kristaps Porzingis were at the forefront....2017
  • Carmelo Anthony Says He Was ‘Stabbed in the Back’ By Phil Jackson
    • Carmelo Anthony Says He Was ‘Stabbed in the Back’ By Phil Jackson
    Melo reflects on the end of his Knicks' tenure. The post Carmelo Anthony Says He Was ‘Stabbed in the Back’ By Phil Jackson appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson Willing ‘to Trade Me for a Bag of Chips’
    • Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson Willing ‘to Trade Me for a Bag of Chips’
    Melo expects to thrive in OKC. The post Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson Willing ‘to Trade Me for a Bag of Chips’ appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • Scottie Pippen: Knicks Should Fire Phil Jackson
    Scottie Pippen is taking Carmelo Anthony's side in his long-simmering feud with Phil Jackson. The post Scottie Pippen: Knicks Should Fire Phil Jackson appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • Report: Kentucky's John Calipari reached out to Knicks about president position
    The UK coach is reportedly interested in filling in for Phil Jackson as Knicks team president...2017
  • • LeBron admits Smith talk for Phil Jackson
    LeBron admits Smith talk for Phil Jackson...2017
  • Report: Phil Jackson to Miss Kobe Bryant’s Jersey Retirement
    • Report: Phil Jackson to Miss Kobe Bryant’s Jersey Retirement
    The Zen Master is staying in Montana. The post Report: Phil Jackson to Miss Kobe Bryant’s Jersey Retirement appeared first on SLAMonline....2017

Phil Jackson schedule, game

  • • The Cannon Cast Episode 66: The Last Dance
    2020
  • • New York media resented Phil Jackson for success with Bulls?
    2020
  • • From the archives: Phil Jackson on MJ, one infamous Finals distraction and the death of a dynasty
    Phil Jackson divulged all his secrets during the Bulls' final playoff run, from a Madison Square Garden melee to Rodman's escape with Hulk Hogan to Michael Jordan's "perfect" final shot....2020
  • • From the archives: Michael Jordan, in his own words
    In 1998, as the Bulls were preparing for their 14th consecutive playoff appearance, Michael Jordan talked Phil Jackson, his love for Madison Square Garden and why he couldn't stand Reggie Miller....2020
  • • After season in the tank, Warriors may be primed to make another splash
    2020
  • Report: Knicks front office gave team playoff mandate this season
    • Report: Knicks front office gave team playoff mandate this season
    Phil Jackson embarrassed the Knicks by stating they'd make the playoffs then falling just 21 games short in 2014-15....2020
  • • Phil Jackson's bad trades still haunting the Knicks
    2019
  • • Knicks, Joakim Noah close to buyout agreement
    2018
  • • Atlantic Notes: Fultz's future, Knicks, Brown vows to play Game 2, Crabbe
    The Sixers need to make some hard decisions this offseason on where top pick Markelle Fultz fits into their future plans, David Murphy of the Philadelphia Inquirer argues. Now that they’ve established themselves as a playoff team, they have to decide how to get as deep as possible in future seasons with Fultz playing a bigger role. If Fultz isn’t a playoff-caliber two-guard by this time next year,...2018
  • • Knicks could reportedly move Porzingis for Leonard
    Phil Jackson might not be running the ship in New York anymore, but that doesn’t mean the downtrodden New York Knicks won’t look to move star forward Kristaps Porzingis.Obviously, said deal would have to bring in an equal star for a Knicks squad that has not earned a playoff spot since the 2012-13 season.According to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News, said trade could potentially include Kawhi Leon...2018

Phil Jackson rumors, scandals

  • • Michael Jordan reveals what he told Phil Jackson when he said he was retiring in 1993
    Michael Jordan shockingly retired from the NBA after the Chicago Bulls defeated the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 Finals for the team’s third straight championship. Everyone in Chicago was stunned since MJ was the best basketball player in the world and coming off three consecutive rings. In the latest episode of The Last Dance, Jordan […] The post Michael Jordan reveals what he told Phil J...2020
  • • Report: Door not closed on Isiah Thomas returning to Knicks
    New York Knicks fans are hoping the team can somehow find a way to move forward now that Phil Jackson is no longer in charge, so they will likely shudder at the thought of Isiah Thomas making a return.A source close to the Knicks reportedly told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News that the door is not completely closed on Thomas returning as Knicks president. That seems unlikely, but it would b...2017
  • • Jeff Hornacek on Phil Jackson firing: ‘It’s a tough day for us’
    New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek declined to answer questions amid the shocking — but arguably logical — departure of team president Phil Jackson. But he did read a prepared statement to the media from the team’s first summer-league practice in Orlando, Fla.“It’s always an interesting time when stuff like that happens,’’ Hornacek said, via the New York Post. “I just want to thank Phil for ...2017
  • • Knicks part ways with president Phil Jackson: Six things to know
    Knicks are looking for new leadership after a shameful run defined by arrogance and chasing big names...2017
  • • Phil Jackson says Carmelo wants to stay with Knicks
    Phil Jackson on Wednesday weighed in on several issues confronting the perpetually dysfunctional New York Knicks organization. While his confirmation that the team is actively shopping Kristaps Porzingis is garnering the most headlines — and baffled consternation among Knicks fans — Jackson also indicated that Carmelo Anthony has stated his desire to remain in New York.But that doesn’t mean Jackso...2017
  • • Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson a 'failure thus far’ with Knicks
    Former NBA player and coach-turned-ESPN NBA analyst Mark Jackson isn’t a fan of what Phil Jackson has done as president of the New York Knicks.In a conference call with reporters ahead of the 2017 NBA Finals, Jackson made his thoughts on Jackson as an NBA executive crystal clear.Citing Jackson’s handling of the Carmelo Anthony situation as a key reason for calling him “a failure” as an executive, ...2017
  • • Phil Jackson target of criticism for tanking Carmelo Anthony’s trade stock
    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has a funny way of trying to show off Carmelo Anthony’s value via trade. Whereas most looking to trade a player would talk him up or at least remain silent, Jackson has made it known he doesn’t want to rebuild with Anthony on the roster anymore and suggested he’d be better off elsewhere. This has folks around the league buzzing, if not downright laughing at J...2017
  • • NBPA wants Phil Jackson punished for 'trying to shame Carmelo out of' New York
    Jackson said in April that he thought Anthony would be better off with another team...2017
  • • NLBPA head: Jackson ‘deliberately trying to shame’ Anthony out
    Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National League Basketball Players Association, does not have a high opinion of Phil Jackson.Referring to comments made by Jackson about Anthony in April, Roberts made her opinion quite known.“I think Phil was deliberately trying to shame ‘Melo out of the city,” she told The Vertical, per Harvey Araton of The Vertical.According to Araton, Roberts does...2017
  • • Despite shambolic seasons, Knicks and Lakers are NBA’s most valuable teams
    In some of the most unsurprising news of the year so far, the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are the two most valuable NBA teams, according to Forbes.Despite both teams being terrible and one of them consistently being involved in silly scandals, the two most valuable NBA teams are the Knicks and Lakers. You know, the team that plays at Madison Square Garden and the team with the second mo...2017

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