Knicks Heroically Win Fourth Quarter By 17, Only Lose By 28

Hey New York resident, how'd you spend the Saturday early afternoon? Maybe finishing up a long brunch? Enjoying a sunny (but chilly) stroll on the High Line? Catching up on the last season of Sherlock? Really, anything would've been great because Saturdays are great and full of promise. Unless you're the tall group… » 1/10/15 4:17pm 1/10/15 4:17pm

Phil Jackson Gets Mad At Perfectly Legitimate Criticism

The New York Knicks aren't a very good basketball team, and at times this season they have clearly struggled to implement coach Derek Fisher's version of the triangle offense. When asked by reporters about the Knicks, this led NBA commissioner Adam Silver to direct some light teasing their way. Via the New York Daily… » 11/10/14 9:34pm 11/10/14 9:34pm

Whole Lot Going On Here

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Phil Jackson Says Melo Will Move The Ball. So Did These Guys.

"The ball can't stop," is definitionally just some flatulence squeezing out of a hundred basketball coaches at any given moment. But this week, it happens that Phil Jackson, the new Knicks boss messiah, said this while referring to Carmelo, the basketball player whom Jackson signed this offseason. Probably this means… » 9/24/14 7:10pm 9/24/14 7:10pm

Derek Fisher Is The Next Ex-Knicks Coach

Bleacher Report's Howard Beck is reporting that human bicep curl Derek Fisher will be the next coach to be fired by the New York Knicks. Fisher, who was part of a group of former Lakers to be considered for the job and at best second-choice, will reportedly bring on Kurt Rambis, and possibly his other competitors,… » 6/09/14 5:26pm 6/09/14 5:26pm

Steve Kerr Turns Down The Knicks Because They're The Knicks

After choosing the Warriors over the Knicks, Steve Kerr went out of his way to insist that his decision had everything to do with family: » 5/15/14 10:51am 5/15/14 10:51am

The Knicks' Manly Seduction Of Phil Jackson

The New York Times has the official, Dolan-approved version of how the Knicks finally got their man in Phil Jackson, and it included a men-only party, following the Eagles on tour, and ATVing in the Coachella Valley. All in all, it was a very dudely courtship. » 3/19/14 9:21am 3/19/14 9:21am

The Knicks Are Shameless

Phil Jackson's introductory press conference is just underway at MSG, and the Knicks are already pushing Jackson shirseys in the team store. Who wouldn't want to wear Jackson's iconic No. 18? The man averaged 6.8 points and 17.7 minutes per game during his Knicks career. He's a New York legend! » 3/18/14 11:21am 3/18/14 11:21am

It's Official: Phil Jackson Will Try To Save The Knicks

After days of speculation and unconfirmed reports, we finally know for sure that Phil Jackson is being brought in to head up the New York Knicks' front office. Both The New York Times and USA Today are reporting that Jackson's hire as the Knicks' new president will be officially announced on Tuesday. » 3/14/14 6:23pm 3/14/14 6:23pm

Report: Phil Jackson To Salvage Trash Fire

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The Zen Master Goes To LA: How Phil Jackson Started A Lakers Dynasty

The following is excerpted from Lord of the Rings, the new Phil Jackson biography by Peter Richmond. The text is accompanied by footnotes from the author, who also did an interview on The Stacks last week. » 12/30/13 3:37pm 12/30/13 3:37pm

The Secret Of Phil Jackson's Success: He Never Stopped Questioning

You've seen Peter Richmond around these parts a time or two. He is the author of some of our favorite magazine stories, and for his most recent book he found a subject worthy of his sensitive and searching style: Phil Jackson. The book is called Lord of the Rings, and it's available now. We spoke with him recently… » 12/27/13 11:26am 12/27/13 11:26am

Phil Jackson Compares Shaquille O'Neal to Wilt Chamberlain

Legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson made headlines last month when his book, Eleven Rings, was published. He compared Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant in the book and concluded basically that Jordan was much better. This wasn't a surprise to anyone, but there was a lot of value in reading Jackson, who coached both… » 6/16/13 4:45pm 6/16/13 4:45pm