Scotto: Autopsy of Phil Jackson’s State of the Knicks Address

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NEW YORK – Phil Jackson addressed the sorry state of the Knicks (2-6) Monday, preached patience with words such as “process” and “progress,”  addressed the Triangle offense, Carmelo Anthony and more. Patience? The Knicks have advanced past the first round once in the past 14 seasons. Progress? The offense has looked like any other geometrical shape during most games. Anthony? After shedding weight and coming into training camp in the best shape of his life, it appears once again that the former scoring champion

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PODCAST: Michael Scotto On the Lakers, Cavaliers and Rockets

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Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are used to contending for championships, but through five games the team is tied with the Philadelphia 76ers (0-6) for the fewest wins in the league — zero. Bryant’s disdain for losing and the struggles of the Lakers prompted an interesting question: Would the Lakers and Knicks benefit from a trade involving Bryant? New York has Phil Jackson, the Triangle offense and cap space to absorb Bryant’s contract and the Lakers aren’t going to contend

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Kotoch: LeBron’s Emotional Return Derailed by Carmelo and the Knicks

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CLEVELAND – All day, Clevelanders were jubilant and optimistic about the season opener at Quicken Loans Arena. After four long years, LeBron James’ return to the Cavs and his home region would take its next step. For many fans, the previous night’s Bulls blowout win was a sign that the Cavs would be able to show up and run the Knicks off the court. With a city in a 50-year championship drought, the Cavs are clearly enabled to end the streak. Championships

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Five Things To Watch: New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks looked like the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on a nightly basis last season. Carmelo Anthony’s free agency, and the uncertainty it brought, hung over the Knicks like a dark cloud on a rainy day. J.R. Smith had knee surgery before last season and violated the league’s anti-drug policy, resulting in a five-game suspension to start the season. He then became more preoccupied with untying the shoelaces of opponents instead of loosening their laces with his

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Mike Woodson, Entire NY Knicks Coaching Staff Relieved Of Duties

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Finally, the monkey is off the proverbial back so to speak. For the past few days, perhaps even the past few weeks, ever since the New York Knicks announced the arrival of Phil Jackson—one of the most respected names in NBA history—would be taking over as President of Basketball Operations, back in mid-March, it seemed only a matter of time before he would begin reconstructing the team organization. Monday marked the beginning of the likely multi-faceted project, as Jackson addressed the elephant

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PODCAST: Michael Scotto on Phil Jackson Joining the New York Knicks

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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,

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PODCAST: Michael Scotto on Carmelo Anthony’s Free Agency Plans

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The New York Knicks are making it easier for Carmelo Anthony to walk away in free agency with every lackluster effort and loss down the stretch as I outlined in my latest column. After a 23-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday, I joined Chicago’s 670 The Score and host Joe Ostrowski to discuss Anthony’s free agency decision, potential destinations, the sorry state of the Knicks and the landscape of the Eastern Conference. Here’s the podcast in its entirety:Current Basketball

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Scotto: Knicks Making Melo’s Free Agency Decision Easy

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Who needs the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to come to town when you have the Knicks at Madison Square Garden? Just when you think it can’t get worse for the Knicks, it does. Carmelo Anthony appears more tired than ever of being the ringleader. Before facing the Miami Heat on Thursday night, Anthony told the media which factors he will consider when making his free agency decision – and it’s not good news for the Knicks. “A lot of things

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