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  1. Watch Derek Fisher be introduced as New York Knicks head coach (VIDEO)

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    We’ll see if he can coach at the NBA level, but he nailed the presser.

  2. Derek Fisher preaches culture change, says when introduced he has experience to turn Knicks around

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    “Basketball is a game that I am experienced in. Playing, understanding, leading in, guiding in, helping another group achieve the greatest gift in the world as a professional athlete and that is being a champion. That I have experience in.” —Derek Fisher

  3. Report: Phil Jackson spoke with Derek Fisher about Knicks coaching job Wednesday

    Jun 6, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Phil Jackson Derek Fisher

    More substantive conversations are coming next week.

  4. Who’s next on the Brooklyn hot seat? Here’s a list of recycled coaches they may call.

    Dec 27, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT

    Orlando's Stan Van Gundy shouts during an NBA playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    It may be a while before we know who will be the next coach for the Brooklyn Nets in the wake of Avery Johnson’s sudden firing on Thursday. As in 2013. Sam Amick of USA Today reports the Nets don’t plan to really jump start the coaching search until after the first of the year.…

  5. Phil Jackson says he had handshake deal that he could decide on Lakers job Monday

    Nov 12, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Phil Jackson is telling his side of the story. Or, at least the public side of it. He released a statement Monday night that confirms part of what the Lakers have said — that this was a basketball decision not a move made because of salary, time off or other requests — but it also…

  6. Video: Dan Patrick thinks D’Antoni over Jackson not exactly smart

    Nov 12, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

    New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston

    Dan Patrick — whose show you can see broadcast every weekday on the NBC Sports Network — says it is really this simple: The Lakers are not about winning at any cost like Magic Johnson and others have claimed because Phil Jackson was a better hire than Mike D’Antoni for the Lakers,  but instead they…

  7. Steve Nash says getting Phil Jackson would be “coup”

    Nov 11, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT

    Lakers Steve Nash smiles as he plays in the Lakers season opening game against  Dallas

    If one of the Lakers superstar had reason to have trepidation at the return of Phil Jackson, it’s Steve Nash — Jackson’s triangle offense has not been kind to traditional point guards. Just ask Gary Payton. But Nash, speaking with reporters in the Lakers locker room before Sunday night’s game against the Kings — which…

  8. Plenty of big names available to be Lakers next coach. Here’s a list.

    Nov 9, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson

    When the Lakers take the court Friday night to take on the banged up Golden State Warriors, Bernie Bickerstaff will coach the Los Angeles Lakers. Who will coach the team in a couple of weeks is a different question entirely. The Lakers have fired Mike Brown — when Kobe gives you a death stare it…

  9. Phil Jackson talks in a Zen way about new Lakers

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

    What Phil Jackson did as a coach better than any coach ever was get players to believe in their roles. Not simply just know, but fully and totally believe in that role and its place in the team dynamic. He often did it by guidance and letting the players discover this for themselves — the…

  10. Phil Jackson says “Jordan Rules” book helped Bulls win

    Aug 30, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT

    Jordan celebration Ehlo

    Sam Smith is going to receive the 2012 Curt Gowdy Media Awards from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next week, honoring one of the great journalists ever to ply his craft following the NBA. He covered the Chicago Bulls for years, for the Chicago Tribune and now for the Bull’s official site. He…

  11. Kobe says even 2004 title could not have kept Shaq/Kobe Lakers together

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Lakers v Nets

    It was the conventional wisdom at the time that if the Lakers had won the 2004 NBA title — they lost in the finals to the Detroit Pistons and their stifling defense — that Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal would have stuck it out together to chase more titles. The “winning cures all ills” theory.…

  12. Report: Thunder and Brooks closing in on new deal

    Jun 30, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Scott Brooks

    You should not be surprised by this. ESPN reports that the Oklahoma City Thunder are “closing in” on a new deal with head coach Scott Brooks: Sources told ESPN.com on Friday night that Brooks and the Thunder, after slow-moving talks that had left the sides well apart by the end of the NBA Finals earlier…

  13. Thunder GM calls idea of Jackson, Van Gundy as coach “rubbish”

    Jun 24, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Four

    When we told you this rumor was out there — that Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy were on the list as potential coaches of the Thunder if Scott Brooks wasn’t brought back — we told you to take it with a grain of salt. Or, actually an entire box of kosher salt (we only…

  14. Thunder will probably re-sign Scott Brooks… but if not, JVG and Phil are on the list

    Jun 23, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Scott Brooks

    You know, for a guy who just won his conference, Scott Brooks can’t really get much respect. OK, he gets a lot of respect. But probably not as much as he deserves. Brooks is of course without a contract extension, a free agent after June 30th, despite having just navigated a team so young it…

  15. Phil Jackson says he wanted Kobe to play more like LeBron

    Jun 19, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    It’s no secret that in his second stint with the Lakers, Phil Jackson pushed hard to keep Kobe Bryant playing within the triangle system. With mixed results, we might add. Jackson will be featured an HBO Real Sports segment Tuesday night — the same one where he called the Knicks roster “clumsy” — and was…

  16. Phil Jackson: Picky, mysterious, but open to a new gig

    Jun 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson answers questions at a post-game news conference following Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    Well, it won’t be the Knicks or Magic, but the old weirdo’s got another ride left in him. From the AP: Phil Jackson says “there might be” an NBA job that would lure him out of retirement. The 11-time NBA champion coach tells HBOs “Real Sports” that the Knicks and Magic openings this offseason were…

  17. Everyone denies report Phil Jackson talking to Orlando front office

    Jun 6, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

    UPDATE 10:59 pm: Everyone who should be involved in these conversations about Phil Jackson to Orlando says they have no idea what we are all talking about. From the AP: However, Jackson’s longtime agents, Todd and Brian Musburger, said Wednesday that the Magic has never contacted them about Jackson. And a league source familiar with…

  18. Winderman: Problem with Riley in Miami, Jackson in Orlando is they’re not coaching

    Jun 6, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

    Miami Heat Introduce LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade

    We have reached a compelling intersection of what is and what could be. The fact that the protagonists are Pat Riley and Phil Jackson makes it all the more intriguing of a case study. At the very moment when the Riley-as-front-office-sage approach is coming under fire 200 miles south on Florida’s Turnpike, there is increased…

  19. Phil Jackson returning to NBA? Maybe, but not with Orlando.

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson answers questions at a post-game news conference following Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas

    People expect to see Phil Jackson returning to the bench, sitting in his extra-tall chair, coaching some team loaded with talent that just needs someone to get them to meditate and come together to reach their higher plain. But he has suggested he really wants a front office position, more wise guru consultant than guy…

  20. Maloofs send ex-FBI agent to snoop on local Sacramento businesses

    May 14, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    worried george

    During last year’s playoffs, the Maloof family sent an attorney to an Orange County Register reporter’s home to collect evidence. The evidence in question was audio of Phil Jackson comparing the embattled family to unpopular former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. While the Maloofs may have wanted observers to believe they were merely protecting their image,…

  21. PBT Extra: Talking New York Knicks with Daily News’ Frank Isola

    May 8, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony shakes hands with interim head coach Mike Woodson after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in their NBA basketball game in New York

    Frank Isola of the Daily News broke the story that the Knicks are talking to Mike Woodson about an extension to keep him on as coach (which Woodson denies but nobody believes him, keeping it quiet is exactly what Knicks management would want him to do). We have Frank on PBT Extra today talking Woodson,…

  22. Should Knicks open up the bank account to get Phil Jackson?

    May 4, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson

    One year later, the New York Knicks are in exactly the same place — about to be swept out of the playoffs in the first round. At the end of a roller coaster year in New York where there was “Linsanity”, where Mike D’Antoni was out and Mike Woodson was in, where Steve Novak and…

  23. Phil Jackson says we all need to be more Zen about Bynum

    Apr 10, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    Shouldn’t we have known that if you asked Phil Jackson about what is going on with Andrew Bynum his reaction would have been to relax, let things play out, it will all work out like it is supposed to? Jackson took time from playing with his Zen sand garden writing his newest book to speak…

  24. Robert Horry says Shaq vs. Kobe feud was all Phil Jackson

    Jan 23, 2012, 3:21 PM EDT

    Lakers v Nets

    Who was the big culprit in the Kobe Bryant vs. Shaquille O’Neal feud that broke up the Lakers? Was it the Type A personality of Kobe driving the wedge? Did Shaq need to be “the man” so bad that he held back Kobe (Shaq wouldn’t learn to share the spotlight until Miami)? Robert Horry will…

  25. Phil Jackson reiterates he doesn’t plan to return to coaching

    Jan 9, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson

    Phil Jackson loves to leave little threads dangling when he answers questions. Ones you can choose to pull at if you wish to see if the entire statement unravels. He’s still doing it. When Sam Smith at Bulls.com if he plans to return to coaching, Jackson is clear… then comes back a little. So Phil,…

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