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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

ESPN: Steve Mills rejoins Knicks as GM

 

http://espn.go.com/n...-york-knicks-gm


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

ESPN: Knicks pick up Mike Woodson option

 

http://espn.go.com/n...-option-2014-15


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

Grantland: A third-rate Babylon: The Knicks Potential Problems This year and Beyond
http://www.grantland...year-and-beyond



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

ESPNSources: Knicks, Phil Jackson met

 

New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills met about two weeks ago with Phil Jackson about the possibility of Jackson becoming the team's next coach, sources told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.

The sources said that Jackson, 68, told the Knicks that he was not interested in the position at this time.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:07 PM

Phil Jackson may actually go to this train wreck.

Crazy.

Of course, if he can turn them around, that will be pretty incredible.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:04 PM

ESPNJackson likely taking Knicks' job

 

While Knicks owner James Dolan will pay Jackson handsomely to make basketball decisions, Dolan is still expected to maintain a voice in terms of decision-making, the source said. Bringing Jackson aboard could move the Knicks away from their ties to Creative Artists Agency, the player- and coach-representation firm that many league insiders, including some Knicks players, believe has an inordinate amount of influence within the franchise.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:07 AM

Apparently Jackson and the Knicks have agreed to a deal.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

He'll be on their sideline in no time.  It was clear last year when the Lakers were deciding between him and D'Antoni that he still wanted to coach and Eastern Conference teams like the Knicks generally have less taxing road trips.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:14 AM

Eh, I tend to doubt that, I think he's had enough of coaching mostly due to the daily grind of it. 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:17 AM

Eh, I tend to doubt that, I think he's had enough of coaching mostly due to the daily grind of it. 

 

Just wait.  If they can Woodson (or keep him around as a lame duck) and the new guy isn't getting the job done he will step in.  Similar to Pat Riley with Miami several years back. 

 

He clearly still wants to coach as recently as the D'Antoni hiring in LA and as I mentioned a Western Conference team has a much tough road schedule than Eastern teams (when you can often take a train city to city). 

 

I don't see what would hold him back.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:20 AM

Didn't Phil want an exception to some of the traveling if he were to be hired by the Lakers?

 

And if he does want to coach, the Knicks are a pretty poor choice.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

Didn't Phil want an exception to some of the traveling if he were to be hired by the Lakers?

 

And if he does want to coach, the Knicks are a pretty poor choice.


Well I think he wanted to sometimes miss a short, one-night road trip like a brief flight to Golden State or something -- those things would generally not be an issue in the East (or not as often).

 

And if the Knicks are a poor choice for him to coach wouldn't they be an equally poor choice to be the GM or whatever his role will be?  I fail to see the real difference, especially if he puts his own players in there I can see him wanting to coach them.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:35 AM


Well I think he wanted to sometimes miss a short, one-night road trip like a brief flight to Golden State or something -- those things would generally not be an issue in the East (or not as often).

 

And if the Knicks are a poor choice for him to coach wouldn't they be an equally poor choice to be the GM or whatever his role will be?  I fail to see the real difference, especially if he puts his own players in there I can see him wanting to coach them.

 

Well both are poor choices, but the difference is that as president, he doesn't have to through the day to day grind (Mills is going to stay on for day to day GM type duties) of coaching a struggling franchise when he's at a point in his life when he may not want that grind, or at the very least, he's conflicted about it. Being the president, he can still spend parts of the regular season in LA, he doesn't have to travel much, and he's in a position where it's likely much easier to be patient and see the big picture compared to coaching a team that has no realistic chance at contending for a title anytime soon, which is exactly what Phil is accustomed to as a coach. 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:37 AM

Well actually, maybe being president isn't a poor choice. Getting paid millions to be the decision maker for an NBA team, but one that doesn't have to deal with a lot of the day to day minutia of the job...sounds pretty good.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

I view this as a way that Phil can get back in the game, but without any real pressure at all considering nobody on the planet actually expects him to succeed there.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

Well I think you both are underestimating Phil's competitive nature.  There's no way he's going to just join up with the Knicks and collect a paycheck even if they suck.


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"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:00 AM

Well I think you both are underestimating Phil's competitive nature.  There's no way he's going to just join up with the Knicks and collect a paycheck even if they suck.


I'm not saying he's going to slack off, but he has apparently been clear about not wanting to handle all the day to day stuff.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

I'm not saying he's going to slack off, but he has apparently been clear about not wanting to handle all the day to day stuff.

 

Citation?


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

I'm not saying he's going to slack off, but he has apparently been clear about not wanting to handle all the day to day stuff.

 
Citation?

I believe I read it in the Matt Moore article on CBS. I can't provide the link right now though.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

I found the article,

 

"The news answers several key questions about Jackson's role. He doesn't have to do the day-to-day stuff, which he reportedly wanted to avoid, with Mills around."

 

If those reports are true then obviously he won't be coaching.  Still, I could see the bug biting him at some point, especially if the team struggles.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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