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Phil Jackson proposes some intriguing NBA rule changes

Phil Jackson has some very interesting ideas to improve the NBA. Jackson told Charley Rosen of Today’s Fastbreak that if it were up to him, he would implement a four-point line. “Why not have a four-point line about 35 feet out?” Jackson suggested. “It wouldn’t be long before players will get reasonably comfortable shooting from out there. And having a four-point line...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson wants to add four point line and six seconds to shot clock

Phil Jackson’s tenure as Knicks President has been at the very least tumultuous, if not also a bit old-fashioned. His insistence on sticking to the triangle offense hasn’t helped, especially when he gave former guard Derek Fisher his first coaching job and then replaced him with former assistant Kurt Rambis. He’s not exactly the most progressive figure in the NBA today, and...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson's plan to fix the NBA would make Steph Curry even better

Phil Jackson has a couple ideas on how to make the NBA even better. There's a problem, though. One of the Zen Master's proposed rules changes would doom his New York Knicks -- and everyone else in the league that's not a member of the Golden State Warriors, for that matter.The way Jackson sees it, there are two quick fixes the league could make to improve the product -- increase...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson discusses Knicks' playoff prospects, rips East

The New York Knicks finished with a record of 32-50 this season. While that was a significant improvement over their disastrous 2014-2015 campaign, it still left them 12 wins short of making the playoffs. Phil Jackson doesn’t see why his team can’t make up those 12 games next season. In a recent interview with Bruce Beck of NBC 4 in New York, Jackson was asked about the improvements...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

No, Phil Jackson isn’t going to leave the Knicks for the Lakers

For the longest time, rumors have been swirling that Phil Jackson would take the first chance that he got to go back to Los Angeles to rejoin the Lakers. But that’s often just been a fantasy for many, in hopes of digging the Lakers out of their biggest hole in franchise history. Jackson’s fiancée and Lakers co-owner, Jeanie Buss, put those rumors to rest on Monday in an appearance...
Via The Comeback
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson committed to Knicks

Despite the persistent rumors linking Phil Jackson to a Lakers return, his fiancée says it’s not on the table. Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss appeared on ESPN Radio Monday morning and was asked by Ramona Shelburne if there was a chance that the legendary former coach would ever return to Los Angeles in any role. “No,” Buss said. “To visit, yes, but in terms of basketball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackson acknowledges modern NBA with Hornaceck hire

So maybe Phil Jackson isn’t as nuts and out of touch as we all thought. It’s not that naming Jeff Hornacek the New York Knicks’ new head coach — which the team is on the verge of doing, as first reported by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck — is a particularly brilliant or inspiring move. Hornacek is a solid candidate with fine credentials (including a runner-up finish...
Via The Comeback
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson blasts media reports on coaching search

Phil Jackson put the media on blast Monday morning in regards to his potential coaching search with the New York Knicks. Press accounts of coaching actions are untrue. Nobody has been asked nobody said no. — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) April 18, 2016 The line “Nobody has been asked nobody said no” must be in direct response to the rumor that Jackson interviewed Golden...
Via Sportsnaut
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackson: Media hurting Knicks’ chances of signing free agents

The New York Knicks might have trouble attracting big-name free agents this offseason because they have won just 49 games over the past two seasons combined. But if you ask Phil Jackson, the media isn’t doing the team any favors in that department. Jackson gave reporters a hard time on Friday about making New York a less attractive destination. Ian Begley of ESPN.com noted that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson ‘badly’ wants to leave Knicks for Lakers

There have been rumors floating around for a while now that Phil Jackson isn’t completely sold on staying with the New York Knicks on a long-term basis. His heart remains in Los Angeles, where fiancée Jeanie Buss lives and works. Two new reports have emerged that indicate this is more than just smoke. First, Michael Grange of Sportsnet wrote this over the weekend: “...
Via Sportsnaut
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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