NBA: Phil Jackson: Carmelo Improving Ball Hog Habit & Can Play Jordan & Kobe Role in Triangle

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The triangle offense worked well when Phil Jackson was a coach for the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, and the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant, but it’s been critiqued a lot on its use with the New York Knicks.  Many people felt it just wouldn’t work with this team, but Jackson has been dedicated to keeping it, and improving the Knicks use of the infamous offense.  Jackson was asked it Carmelo Anthony can fit in the triangle, and he made it clear that Melo can.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Criticizes Phil Jackson: I don’t understand him talking about LeBron in November

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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson created quite a firestorm when he referred to LeBron James and his friends/business partners as a “posse.”  LeBron James put his childhood friends on and they became extremely successful businessman, so they took offense to the word and the racial undertones it carries.  Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks star player but he’s also a very close friend of LeBron; they form “The Brotherhood” with Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade.  Anthony sided with his friend, saying Jackson might not have meant any harm by the word, but it shouldn’t have been said.


NBA: LeBron James & Maverick Carter Go Off on Phil Jackson After He Calls Them a ‘Posse’

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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson labeling LeBron James and his childhood friends/ business partners as a ‘posse’ has struck a nerve with the three-time NBA champion and his right hand Maverick Carter.


NBA: Phil Jackson Revealed He Briefly Considered Trading Kobe Bryant To Detroit For Grant Hill

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Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant won five NBA championships together but it almost never happened. In a recent interview with Today’s Fastbreak, the zen master revealed that the legendary partnership was very close to ending before it ever started, thanks to an immature Kobe, who at the time wasn’t found of Phil’s advice to come off the bench. It led to a trade proposal from the Pistons of Grant Hill for Kobe, which Phil says he considered before realizing Kobe would be great.


NBA: Phil Jackson Reveals The One Player He Regrets Not Trading For As Knicks President

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Phil Jackson has made quite a few deals in his role as president of the New York Knicks. His tenure started off slowly as far as trades and moves were concerned but he more than made up for that with a very busy summer sixteen. Although some of his moves have resulted in landing players like Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, drafting Kristaps Porzingis and more, there is one move he didn’t make that still bothers him.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Thanks Phil Jackson For Offseason Moves & Calls Knicks Playoff Team

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Carmelo Anthony is finally happy and has something to look forward to in his new-look New York Knicks.  This offseason, Knicks president Phil Jackson traded for Derrick Rose and added Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings during free agency.  Saying Jackson “stepped up,’’ Anthony called the Knicks “a playoff team,” adding the group is “a very special team on paper’’ and has its “competitive edge’’ back.


NBA: Phil Jackson Suggests a Four-Point Line & Adding Six Seconds to Shot Clock

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Current Knicks president Phil Jackson discussed a few ways to improve the game and different strategies that he thinks are cyclical.  He noted that “small ball” which has been attributed to the Warriors, is nothing new because he won championships with the Bulls with no dominant big player.  He also discussed adding a four-point line and seconds on the shot clock.


NBA: Knicks President Phil Jackson Told Derrick Rose He’s Going After Kevin Durant Next

It’s no secret that the New York Knicks are interested in Kevin Durant but they’ve always been considered a long shot compared to the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs.  But after making a big move yesterday to get Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls, Knicks president Phil Jackson thinks they have a better chance.


NBA: LeBron James Rejects Phil Jackson’s Jordan Comparison: ‘I’m Not Michael’

The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 0-2 to the Golden State Warriors.  They need to win 4 of the remaining 5 games in order to win the NBA Finals.  That’s a tall order against a team that finished at 73-9, the best record in NBA history.  So how will the Cavs achieve such a difficult task?  Knicks president and former championship coach Phil Jackson answered that question during an American Express event on Monday night.


NBA: Phil Jackson Says Knicks Have Everything They Need & Can Make Playoffs in Weak East

Phil Jackson was in a chatty mood as he discussed the future of the New York Knicks.  The team president boasted that they can make the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference and have everything they need on the team just seeking talent in free agency.


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