KNICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who is the Best fit for the New York Knicks’ Head Coach Vacancy?

The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday after a 40-96 during his nearly one-and-a-half seasons with the team. The move came as a bit of an abrupt surprise to many as Fisher has a very personal history with team president Phil Jackson. Jackson and Fisher enjoyed a coaching-point guard relationship, respectively, with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999-2004 and 2007...
Via The Sports Journal
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Matt Barnes coyly denies IG post was shot at Derek Fisher

The timing of an Instagram post in which a nattily attired Matt Barnes smirks at the camera gave all the appearances that it was intended to be a smarmy and snarky reaction to the news that bitter nemesis Derek Fisher had been fired by the New York Knicks. Not so, says Barnes. “I liked what I was wearing,” he said before his Memphis Grizzlies squad beat the Brooklyn Nets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Phil Jackson reportedly does not have opt-out until 2017

There has been some speculation lately that Phil Jackson could leave the New York Knicks to join his partner Jeanie Buss with the Lakers, but that happening this summer may be unlikely. According to the New York Post’s Marc Berman, Jackson does not have the ability to opt out of his contract with the Knicks until 2017. Jackson signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Why Tom Thibodeau needs to be in New York

In a surprising move, the Phil Jackson-led New York Knicks have fired their head coach, ex-player Derek Fisher, in his second year and in the midst of a sizable skid. While it is a shock to see Jackson cut bait on his assumed protégé so soon, it is clear that this is the proper direction for the Knicks, as they realize this rebuild will be shorter than they had previously anticipated...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hiring Scott Brooks could help Knicks land Durant

With the New York Knicks head coaching position arguably being more attractive than it has been in years, several high-profile candidates reportedly are interested in the job, including Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Jeff Hornacek, David Blatt and Scott Brooks, among others. While all the potential candidates have their qualities — although none of them run the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says he's putting his trust in Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson made the surprising decision to fire head coach Derek Fisher, but Carmelo Anthony will not waver in his trust of the legendary head coach and New York Knicks president. ESPN’s Ian Begley notes Anthony admitted while he wasn’t expecting the change, Jackson has to have a plan. “This is something I didn’t see coming, [that] nobody saw coming. So you have to...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis leaves Jared Dudley in the dust, throws down hammer

New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis made Jared Dudley look silly in Tuesday night’s game. Dudley probably should’ve read the scouting report before the Eastern Conference matchup, and maybe that would’ve helped him better prepare for Porzingis’ vicious spin move. Or maybe the Knicks rookie is so explosive that it wouldn’t have mattered. Regardless, Porzingis used...
Via The Sports Daily
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Carmelo Anthony puts faith in Knicks, won’t waive no-trade clause

It’s a well-known fact that New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, which reserves him the right to choose if he wants to be traded or not. On Monday, the Knicks fired Derek Fisher, replacing him with interim coach Kurt Rambis for the remainder of the season. The Knicks have lost nine of their last 10 games, and are in danger of missing...
Via The Sports Daily
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Derek Fisher released a statement about the Knicks

Derek Fisher's reign as Knicks coach ended Monday morning after an unsuccessful year and a half. Fisher leaves New York with a 40-96 career record and no major moments to salvage. But he still showed some gratitude toward his mentor Phil Jackson, Knicks owner James Dolan and the Knicks organization in a prepared statement he tweeted out Tuesday:The Knicks are just 23-31 on the season...
Via Fox Sports
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Kurt Rambis basically called the Knicks a bunch of ball hogs

It didn't take Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis much time to give his real thoughts on the roster he took over Monday when the team fired Derek Fisher and put him in charge. During the pregame presser before Tuesday's Knicks-Wizards game at Madison Square Garden, Rambis constantly hit home one point: connectivity. The Knicks, in his mind, hadn't been connected enough, especially...
Via Fox Sports
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Phil Jackson posts interesting message the day after Derek Fisher firing

Derek Fisher was relieved of his duties as the head coach of the New York Knicks on Monday after leading the team to a 23-31 record in his second season following an embarrassing 17-65 first year with the team. On Tuesday afternoon, Knicks president Phil Jackson posted the following tweet containing a message that was interesting, and confusing, to say the least. I am sad...
Via The Comeback
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Top New York Knicks coaching candidates

On Monday afternoon, the Derek Fisher experiment in New York came to an end after going 40-96 through a season-and-a-half as the Knicks’ head coach. Kurt Rambis has been pegged as the interim head coach, and will remain in position for the rest of the season. That being said, there is still the need for a head coach of the Knicks, and there are a number of candidates out there...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Phil Jackson justifies firing Fisher with psychology lesson

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is of course a philosophical individual who boats a very eccentric — and proven — outlook on coaching and what’s the most effective means to get the most out of one’s players. He’s also something of a social media provocateur, known for posting interesting — if not completely out-there — tweets from time to time. Those two...
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Knicks' Phil Jackson tweets head-scratching message on what he wants out of next coach

Oh, and he's "sad" about Derek Fisher. Knicks president Phil Jackson just lived up to his "Zen Master" nickname. 7 Knicks coaching candidates to replace Derek Fisher He took to Twitter (where he's been very active in recent years) to say he was sad about the firing of Derek Fisher, but that he wanted to share some thoughts on what he's looking...
Via NJ.com
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New York Knicks: Implications of Firing Derek Fisher

This morning, the New York Knicks announced that they had fired coach Derek Fisher after less than one and half years with the team. To be fair to the Knicks, Fisher’s time with the team hadn’t exactly been pretty. Last season, he led the Knicks to a franchise-worst 17-65 that finished last in the Eastern Conference and next to last in the NBA as a whole. This season brought...
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New York Knicks’ Decision to Fire Derek Fisher Shows Progress

Earlier Friday morning, the New York Knicks decided to part ways with second-year head coach, Derek Fisher.  While Fisher’s job security seemed tenuous, it is surprising to see him let go so early in his coaching career.  Last season was his first as a head coach after retiring as a player, and the Knicks hobbled to a 17-65 record. Fisher’s overall head coaching record is an...
Via The Sports Journal
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Candidates for New York Knicks head coaching job

In surprising news, the New York Knicks fired second-year head coach Derek Fisher after going 23-31. The Knicks only won 17 games last season, and as of today they sit just five games out of a playoff spot. However, New York is going through a five-game losing streak and has lost nine of its last 10 overall. Fisher won five championships as a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers...
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Derek Fisher Ousted As Knicks Head Coach

Derek Fisher is out as head coach of the New York Knicks. The team’s current five game losing streak contributed, but overall Fisher has proven incompetent in too many areas. Read more on the fallout at NYKLoyalist.com To read the story in it’s entirety, care of our friends at NYKLoyalist.com, click HERE.  
Via BadCulture
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the New York Knicks Make the Right Move Firing Derek Fisher?

The New York Knicks decided to move on from head coach Derek Fisher this Monday morning. The Knicks have lost five straight games and nine of its last ten. Fisher went 40-96 in a season and a half as head coach. Fisher thanked the Knicks organization for the opporutnity to start his head coaching career. “This is a very talented team with strong character and I am confident they...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

7 Knicks head coaching candidates to replace Derek Fisher (PHOTOS)

Who could Phil Jackson bring in as the franchise's next head coach? Watch video President Phil Jackson and the Knicks bid Derek Fisher farewell on Monday after a season and a a half of mediocre basketball at Madison Square Garden. Whoever takes over (Kurt Rambis currently holds the interim head coach title) will inherit a roster...
Via NJ.com
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Rodman wants Phil Jackson to know he’s ready to coach Knicks

Dennis Rodman is apparently trying to get into coaching. The basketball Hall of Famer tweeted to Knicks President Phil Jackson and the team’s official Twitter account to lobby for the now-vacant head coaching position. Hey @PhilJackson11 @nyknicks, I have a pretty decent resume on the court and I can coach; and I'm available. Call me. @nba — Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks fire Derek Fisher

The New York Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher, naming Kurt Rambis as the interim coach. The #Knicks have relieved Derek Fisher of his coaching duties. Kurt Rambis has been named interim head coach. READ https://t.co/W28qluC9AD — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 8, 2016 The Knicks, despite being a veteran team being disguised as a rebuilding squad, have been awful...
Via The Comeback
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Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The New York Knicks have reportedly fired head coach Derek Fisher. Sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne Monday morning that Fisher is out as the team’s head coach. The Knicks have fired Derek Fisher, sources told ESPN. — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 8, 2016 Kurt Rambis will reportedly serve as the team’s interim coach. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA rumors: Knicks worried about Carmelo Anthony's long-term health?

Carmelo Anthony has had two MRIs over the past three weeks. Watch video As the Knicks slip further from postseason contention, the upcoming NBA trade deadline will be about positioning the franchise for a big summer run at free agents, developing Kristaps Porzingis further and making a run next year. Carmelo for Blake Griffin...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Knicks 7-foot, $54 million dilemma

Currently, the New York Knicks are faced with a major dilemma, what to do with Robin Lopez? Coming into this season, expectations were not high for the Knicks. They were coming off a year where they had only managed to win 17 games, had just drafted an unknown teenager from Latvia, and had struck out on all major free agents over the summer. Having only been able to sign ...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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