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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NBA: Derek Fisher Says Knicks Can Win 63 Games Next Year

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As a Knicks fan, I would like to believe in Derek Fisher. But when he is talking crazy like this it makes it a little harder. The Knicks have only won 15 games so far this season with just a few left. It is the worst season in the history of the franchise and while Fisher shouldn’t get a lot of blame for it, he does. Who knew back before the season started how quickly things would fall apart, or that Melo really wouldn’t be anywhere near 100% before shutting it down. It is cool to look forward to next season with a positive attitude, but to say a team this bad could win 48 more games next season is more than a stretch.

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NBA: Phil Jackson To Knicks Fans: “Sh*t Happens”

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It’s no secret the Knicks are having the worst season in franchise history and have been difficult to even watch. It was the further thing from the minds of most fans and people within the organization the day Phil Jackson was hired to run things. It was an upbeat time in New York and the buzz was back at MSG. Unfortunately the buzz faded quick and the reality check came very fast. Phil himself described the season with two words, sh*t happens!

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NBA Report: Knicks Might Not Draft Karl-Anthony Towns Because His Butt Isn’t Big Enough

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Charley Rosen, Phil Jackson’s confidant and his former longtime Albany Patroons assistant coach, believes center has to be the Knicks’ No. 1 priority in the offseason. Rosen, a triangle offense savant, believes Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, who has growing momentum as the No. 1 overall pick, isn’t the answer as the low-post threat needed in the triangle, but free-agent-to-be center Greg Monroe of Detroit would be a great Jackson pickup.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Says Knicks Priority is Free Agency Not the Draft

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After a couple bad trades and a self admitted “project gone awry”, Knicks president Phil Jackson is faced with the task of rebuilding a team that has steadily gone downhill.  With currently the worst record in the NBA, it’s assumed the Knicks are in full tank mode and will likely end up with a top-3 pick in the upcoming draft.  Jackson has also spent a lot of time lately at college games scouting potential players.  Many Knicks fans have their sights set on Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns to save the team but it turns out despite all those facts, Jackson is actually focused on free agency.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Rips the Knicks’ Effort on Twitter After Blowout Loss to Cavaliers

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The New York Knicks suffered a 101-83 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.  The 18-point blowout extended the Knicks losing streak to seven games and dropped them to an NBA-worst 10-45 record.  Knicks president Phil Jackson was very disappointed in their effort and took to his Twitter account to express his thoughts on the matter.

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NBA: Kobe Bryant Explains Why He Hated Phil Jackson

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There’s a few things Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant have in common; they’re both strong, outspoken and winners.  While most like to think that the two had the best relationship and Jackson has even referred to Kobe as “my son”, Jackson has also written and expressed some damaging things about the Black Mamba.  In an interview with GQ, Kobe explains those turbulent times with the Lakers while he was trying to work with Shaq and Jackson and how rough things were between them; at one point Kobe even hated Phil Jackson.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Once Admitted Championship Knicks Deflated Balls Then Denied It

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With the New England Patriots #DeflateGate investigation still ongoing and being talked about, one reporter decided to look up similar stories and came across an article on Phil Jackson and the championship Knicks which won titles in 1970 and 1973.  In the article Jackson admitted the Knicks deflated balls.  As the story began to circulate, Jackson now the Knicks president, took to his Twitter account and cleared up what really happened.

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NBA: Knicks Looking to Trade Jose Calderon & Andrea Bargnani But Not Amare Stoudemire

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Knicks president Phil Jackson is trying to completely clean house.  After admitting the failed season is his fault, Jackson is making moves to start with a clean slate.  He traded J.R Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers and isn’t done yet.  Now he’s trying to trade Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani.

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NBA: Phil Jackson Takes Responsibility For Knicks Bad Season & Wants Fans to Leave Derek Fisher Alone

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Everyone knew the New York Knicks wouldn’t be good this year but Phil Jackson declared they would be a playoff team.  Well instead, they have the worst start in franchise history and now the Knicks new president is taking responsibility while trying to hush the “fire Derek Fisher” chants.

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