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Derrick Rose is struggling to learn Phil Jackson's triangle offense

Ever since Phil Jackson took over as president of basketball operations for the Knicks, the triangle offense (and Jackson's insistence on using it) has been a constant topic of conversation.Jackson hired Derek Fisher as head coach because of his ability to run it, and though Fisher is already gone, Kurt Rambis, who coached alongside Jackson for several seasons with the Lakers and...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Derrick Rose sees Phil Jackson’s cranky side in rude triangle intro

WEST POINT — As a Chicago product, Derrick Rose admits to being in awe around Knicks president Phil Jackson. “He’s like a legend in Chicago,’’ Rose said. “It’s an honor just being around him. Even being in his presence and part of what he’s building, I feel like something good is coming my way just by...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Knicks unveil breakneck offense – in front of silent Phil Jackson

WEST POINT – Jeff Hornacek’s fast-paced vision – and version – of Phil Jackson’s triangle was on display during Wednesday’s scrimmages at Christl Arena. Every possession – whether it was the blue-shirted first unit, the black-shirted second unit or the white-shirted third unit, attempted to race the ball downcourt at warp speed. Jackson was making good on his...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Phil Jackson has great quote about Knicks rebuilding

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson acknowledged that the team has had a bit of a slog to get to the point now where they are being viewed as potentially competitive. The Knicks are 49-115 since Jackson took over as team president, and he admits that they had to take their lumps to get where they are now. “Fiscally, I’ve been very responsible as a president,” Jackson said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kobe Bryant ‘was always sensitive to criticism’

Phil Jackson once labeled Kobe Bryant “uncoachable,” but years after making the remark, he’s clearing up what he meant by it. The latest edition of Today’s Fastbreak’s Phil Jackson Chronicles focuses on Jackson and Bryant, and the evolution of their sometimes difficult relationship. In it, he disputes that he ever said Bryant was “uncoachable.” “Shaq was traded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 17, 2016  |  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

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

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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