Phil Jackson was officially introduced as president of the New York Knicks on Tuesday during a press conference held at Chase Square just outside of the newly renovated Madison Square Garden. Jackson was introduced by the enigmatic James Dolan, who both offered a great deal of insight and explanation into how this power relationship materialized, from which we learned began a few months ago.
After what seemed like weeks of deliberation, rumors that he was possibly leveraging the New York Knicks against the Los Angeles Lakers to get the job he (presumably) really wanted, and a lot of TV and radio discussion, the wait is finally over. Phil Jackson has formally been announced as the Knicks new president of basketball operations. News coverage for Phil’s new job, from its early discussions to its formal announcement, has been at an all-time high. You can find plenty of
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As the 2013-14 NBA regular season winds down, every single result is of the utmost importance. On Monday, March 17, such was placed on display. A second team reached 50 wins, a superstar continued his path to MVP and tanking continued to be re-defined. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s games.
March Madness, the culmination of college basketball’s season, is finally upon us. The NCAA Tournament bracket has been set and Round 1 games will begin Tuesday. NBA athletes, many of whom played college basketball, are just as excited as the average fan, as can be seen by their recent tweets [Exhibit A; Exhibit B]. As the NCAA Tournament draws near, the Golden State Warriors will embark upon a tourney of their own—to determine the best three-point shooter in the organization. All-Star point
A little over a week is left until the biggest individual DraftStreet NBA contest since Christmas Day. The winner of the NBA Big Score will win $50,000 out of a total prize pool of $150,000, with the top 400 finishers winning at least $100. All it takes to enter is a DraftStreet account and $55. If you don’t have a DraftStreet account, you can sign up using this link. The shocker last night was the ease with which the Dallas
Phil Jackson won’t be awful as president of the New York Knicks. He certainly won’t be as bad as Isiah Thomas was in running the club. And he will almost certainly be better than David Kahn, Bryan Colangelo, Joe Dumars, Otis Smith and Geoff Petrie have been in recent years. But Phil Jackson isn’t Isiah Thomas, or David Kahn, or Bryan Colangelo. He’s Phil Jackson, with a reputation of all things basketball that he touches turning to gold. And that’s exactly what
The New York Knicks gave Carmelo Anthony 13 reasons to consider re-signing a long-term extension with the team this summer. That’s the combined number of championships Phil Jackson has won as a player and coach. “I’m a chess player, so that was a power move right there,” Anthony said. As the Knicks prepare to officially announce the hiring of Jackson on Tuesday, I joined Yahoo! Sports Radio and host Dylan Gwinn to discuss the impact the move will have on Jackson’s legacy,