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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Tweet of the Day: Metta World Peace Announces Contract Buyout with Knicks

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It wasn’t the fairytale anyone was hoping for in New York. From bad loss to bad loss, player injuries and constant trade rumors, the most dysfunctional organization in the NBA sunk a little lower Saturday. Knicks forward Metta World Peace tweeted he and his agent were working on a buyout with the team. Thank NYC for everything. Thanks for having me I will always be grateful… My agent is working on a buyout. No disrespect to the city Luv U — Metta World Peace

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Scotto: Woodson Could be Fired by All-Star Break, Sources Say – UPDATED

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Mike Woodson and several assistant coaches on his staff fear they will be fired by the All-Star break, multiple league sources tell SheridanHoops.com. Herb Williams is the leading candidate to replace Woodson on an interim basis for the remainder of the season as The Bergen Record first reported. Sources say the All-Star break would be the ideal time for the Knicks to make a midseason change, if they elect to do so. The move would allow a new assistant coaching staff and

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Scotto: Is Carmelo Anthony Stuck in New York? — UPDATE

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It took seven words from Carmelo Anthony to bring hysteria to New York before the season started. “I want to be a free agent,” Anthony told The New York Observer. Since then, the $129 million question hovering over the Knicks – like the Chase Bridge at Madison Square Garden – is whether the franchise can re-sign Anthony to a maximum contract this offseason. On the surface, it appears less likely Anthony will remain in a New York state of mind by summertime

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Scotto: New Year’s Resolutions for Knicks and Nets: Rebuild

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Can money buy happiness? If you’re the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, the answer is no. The Nets have the league’s highest payroll, while the Knicks rank second. The combined exorbitant payroll has produced a deflating 18-38 record and proven any championship aspirations were merely a pipe dream. Ironically, speaking of the pipe, J.R. Smith was the first Knick to panic back when the team was only 3-8 at the time. Now, it appears Smith’s anxiety was warranted. Thanks to injuries, a lack

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