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’

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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.

NBA: Knicks Agree to Three-Year Deal With Jeff Hornacek as Head Coach

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The New York Knicks and Jeff Hornacek have officially agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract.  There is no fourth-year option on the deal according to ESPN sources.  The annual value of Hornacek’s contract is higher than the approximately $4.5 million annually that Derek Fisher earned as a first-year coach under Jackson.

(Video) NBA: Jerry Ferrara Weighs In On Knicks’ Hornacek Choice


So it looks like it’s final. The NY Knicks are in the process of finalizing contract negotiations for Jeff Hornacek as the new head coach. Surprised?

NBA: Report, Phil Jackson Met With David Blatt This Week To Discuss Knicks Coaching Job


It was starting to seem like the only person Phil Jackson was going to offer the head coaching job to was interim (and lousy) coach, Kurt Rambis. According to reports however, Jackson may still be keeping his options open as he met with former Cavs coach, David Blatt, earlier this week.

NBA: Sources Say Phil Jackson is Pushing to Keep Kurt Rambis as Knicks Head Coach

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Kurt Rambis was moved up from assistant coach to head coach after the New York Knicks fired Derek Fisher.  It has been his audition and now sources say the Knicks are giving him strong consideration to make him their full-time head coach.

NBA: Report, Knicks And Phil Jackson Have Talked About Him Coaching Next Season But There Is A Catch


Phil Jackson has constantly reiterated since joining the Knicks franchise that he has no desire to coach and those days are behind him. With the Derek Fisher experiment proving to be a disaster and the team not being sold on interim coach, Kurt Rambis for next year, there have allegedly been talks between Phil and the front office about maybe coaching next year. However if he did, the Knicks would still need another coach as well.

NBA: Kobe Bryant On Phil Jackson “People In NY Need To Trust He Knows More Basketball Than All Of Them Put Together”


Kobe Bryant will have no more of people doubting what Phil Jackson can do in New York with the Knicks. Clearly the first two years under Phil’s guidance have not gone well but Kobe wants fans and media to have patience and did not hold back with how he views what’s been going on so far.

NBA Report: Tom Thibodeau Would Love to Coach Knicks But They’re Looking at Luke Walton & Brian Shaw

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It was clear that Derek Fisher was not getting the job done and he would be fired eventually but shockingly the Knicks announced his release on Monday, in the middle of the 2015-16 season.  Assistant coach Kurt Rambis will serve as the interim coach.  While he’s auditioning for the job permanently, discussions have already begun as to who will be the Knicks next coach.  Former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau reportedly covets the job but it won’t simply be handed to him for several reasons.

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