PODCAST: The pros and cons for Phil Jackson in considering Knicks job

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Phil Jackson can run the New York Knicks if he wants to. That is the word on the street this morning, although he will NOT become their next head coach. For insight into the reasons why, check out this column from Charley Rosen. But if he accepts the job, he is going to have his work cutout for him. Although the Knicks have won three straight games and are still in contention for a playoff spot in the East, they still

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Rosen: The reasons why Phil Jackson does not want to coach

Phil Jackson

The latest NBA buzz is that Phil Jackson was offered and turned down the Knicks coaching job. In so doing, he was also reported to have repeated something that he’s said several times before–that his coaching days are over. But a front office job? That would be a different matter. Here’s what’s behind Phil’s decision to stay away from what he does best — coach teams to championships. Lest we forget, he has 11 rings. For sure, he’s the best and most

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Bernucca: Feeling the Heat, Pacers Had To Make a Move

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All season, the Indiana Pacers have maintained that homecourt advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs, and their chemistry will give them a great chance to dethrone the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat. Are both slipping away? In the last two weeks, Indiana’s grip on the East’s best record has loosened considerably. And the Pacers’  big move at Thursday’s trading deadline, acquiring Evan Turner, illustrated that their belief in chemistry may have been overstated.

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Larry Bird Returns to Pacers as Team President

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday that Larry Bird will return to the team as President of Basketball Operations. Bird agreed to a multi-year deal. Donnie Walsh, who held that position the last year, will be a consultant to the franchise and Kevin Pritchard remains as the Pacers’ General Manager. “We are all very happy to have Larry back,” said Pacers’ owner Herb Simon. “When he left last July, Donnie and I both told him the door would be open for him

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SH Blog: McGrady expresses regret for leaving Raptors; Ibaka expects Martin to leave; Magic trading pick?

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The Toronto Raptors possessed one of the most dynamic and electrifying scoring tandems the league had ever seen at the turn of the century. The only problem? Nobody knew. Now, nearly fifteen years and six NBA teams later, Tracy McGrady is playing in his first NBA Finals with the San Antonio Spurs. Yesterday, McGrady admitted that he and his cousin, Vince Carter, had squandered an opportunity to build a dynasty by not staying together north of the border.   At the Spurs’ press

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Bauman: Kevin Garnett has come full circle

Kevin Garnett

When Kevin Garnett came into the NBA as the fourth preps-to-pros phenom, he was a gangly, 6-11, 220 pound player with unmistakable skills and a burning passion and insatiable appetite for the game of basketball. He entered the league when Patrick Ewing was a dominant player, and last night his 15 points against New Orleans moved him past Patrick Ewing for 16th on the all-time scoring list.

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SH Blog: Ray Allen explains why he and Rondo didn’t get along

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The feud between Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo that helped lead to Allen signing with the Heat has been one of the biggest stories of the NBA offseason, and it’s apparently not over yet. More on that below.First, though, in case you missed it, Amar’e Stoudemire will be out for at least a couple weeks with a ruptured cyst in his knee.Power forwards just keep on dropping, as Kevin Love and Dirk Nowitzki could have told you.Also, we’re having a fantasy

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