NBA: JR Smith Reveals How Upset He Really Was When Phil Jackson Talked About His Personal Life


Phil Jackson didn’t have the most flattering things to say about former Knicks players Iman Shumpert and JR Smith during this past off season. The harshest criticism was saved for JR at the time, as Phil aired out some of the personal talks they shared when Smith was still with the Knicks. It came off strange at the time that Phil would reveal a private conversation to the media and judging by Smith’s comments yesterday about it, he felt the same way.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Wished Michael Jordan Just Stayed Retired After 1998 Finals


I think everyone will agree with Phil Jackson on this one. Although Michael Jordan still played at a high level and was by far the best player on the Wizards when he came back in 2001, it obviously didn’t compare to the rest of his famed career. It’s hard to even see pictures of MJ in a Wizards jersey because you always want to relate the GOAT to one team. His former coach, Phil Jackson, shared his thoughts on MJ returning for a second time after calling it quits again in 1998.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Says He Expects Kobe Bryant To Play Next Year, Just Not With The Lakers


Could we see a Phil Jackson/Kobe Bryant reunion in New York next season? Ok, I am getting WAY ahead of myself but if you give any prudence to Phil’s words today then that scenario could at least be a slight possibility. Phil was talking to the media today and mentioned that he believes this will in fact be Kobe’s final season with the Lakers but not necessarily the last season of his career.

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NBA: Phil Jackson on Kobe Bryant: ‘I could feel his hatred’

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By the time he first left the Lakers, Phil Jackson had a pretty broken relationship with Kobe Bryant.  Jackson then published a book highly critical of Kobe, fracturing their relationship further.  So just how bad did it get?

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NBA: Duke’s Coach K Ethers Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense: “The Triangle Didn’t Win Crap”!


Let us know how you really feel Coach K! I’m not sure how close of friends Coach K and Phil Jackson are, but it’s safe to say Phil is not going to be a fan of Mike Krzyzewski’s criticism of the triangle offense that Mr. Eleven rings continues to shove down the throats of Knicks fans and players.

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(Photos) NBA: Report, Carmelo Is Furious With Knicks Over Draft Night, Feels Betrayed!


Sounds like Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony are going to have to hash things out this summer in order for the Knicks to improve next season. According to multiple reports, Melo is fuming with Phil & the Knicks right now over what happened last night.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Says the Game Lacks Structure & Cites LeBron James Always Traveling

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, fouls New York Knicks' Jose Calderon during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in New York. The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 101-83. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Look at the comments from any Youtube video with LeBron James highlights and you continuously see the same word “travel”.  Many people complain that James travels a lot especially during his ferocious dunks.  Now that sentiment is coming from New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, who thinks basketball has lost its way, and he cited LeBron James when outlining the problems.

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NBA: Rumor: Knicks Already Looking To Trade The 4th Overall Pick


Knicks fans everywhere are in disarray after missing out on the top pick; another disappointment after a horrendous season that saw the Knicks finish with only 17 wins. Well, it looks like Phil Jackson isn’t ready to just take the cards that were dealt to him, as it is being reported that Jackson is looking to move the 4th overall pick in a trade for a veteran player.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Says Timberwolves Had Agreement to Trade Kevin Garnett to Lakers in 2007

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The Minnesota Timberwolves trade Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics in 2007.  It changed everything, making Big 3’s popular and changed the balance of power in the Eastern Conference.  The Celtics won the 2008 title immediately after acquiring Garnett and Ray Allen, and made the Finals again two years later. The Big Three of Garnett, Allen and Paul Pierce was the NBA’s defining superteam until LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up in Miami in 2010.  But Garnett was almost a Laker.

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Here’s What Phil Jackson Said About Trading The Knicks 1st Round Pick

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As Phil Jackson gave his end of the year “Zen Address” to the media today, he spoke about the high possibility of the Knicks trading away their first round draft choice if they fell to the 5th pick. He also added how the Knicks are not likely to contend for a championship next year, but hopes to earn a playoff birth. (Sigh)

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