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Phil Jackson  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images), James Dolan (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Despite Reports, Jackson’s Basketball Autonomy With Knicks In Place

Frank Isola of the Daily News tried to drop a bombshell Wednesday morning, but the story’s own headline betrays how minor the story really is.

04/23/2014

Phil Jackson shakes hands with James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, during his introductory press conference as President of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Report: James Dolan, Phil Jackson At Odds Over Personnel Decisions

According to a report, the iconic former Bulls and Lakers coach wants to remove other staffers, but Dolan has voiced opposition against it. Dolan wants to keep certain employees on board.

04/23/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets defends against DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors in Game Two of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre on April 22, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Miss Opportunity To Take Control Of Series

Elite teams find a way to overcome the egregious officiating. The fact remains that the Nets had a solid chance to do it on Tuesday night, but they couldn’t put the Raptors away.

04/23/2014

DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors shoots against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

DeRozan Scores 30 As Raptors Even Series Vs. Nets

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight playoff double-double and the Raptors beat the Nets 100-95.

04/23/2014

Herb Williams, center, directs the Knicks’ Summer League team against the Washington Wizards on July 14, 2013, in Las Vegas . (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jackson Is Exercising His Complete Control Of The Knicks

The most telling move the Knicks made Monday was not firing Mike Woodson. That was inevitable. It was firing Herb Williams.

04/22/2014

James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, stands with Phil Jackson, right, during the press conference on March 18, 2014, to announce Jackson being named President of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Make No Mistake, Dolan Will Find A Way To Rain On Jackson’s Parade

And the hypocrisy of pro basketball goes on. It’s a players’ league until the players lose. Then it’s the fault of the fella who didn’t take one shot all year. But Phil Jackson still had to can Mike Woodson.

04/22/2014

Phil Jackson addresses the media during his introductory press conference as president of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kallas: Phil Jackson Coaching The Knicks? Keep Dreaming!

Unless Phil Jackson can make the Knicks a “loaded” team, a club that’s ready to win it all, he won’t even think of coaching. And that’s not going to happen.

04/22/2014

Steve Kerr with former Nets coach Lawrence Frank.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Report: Steve Kerr Has Concerns About Knicks’ Coaching Job

Kerr has questions about coaching at MSG, where so many respected coaches have been chewed up and spit out over the past decade under owner James Dolan, according to the New York Daily News.

04/22/2014

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets controls the ball in the late stages against the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 at the Air Canada Centre on April 19, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Nets defeated the Raptors 94-87 to take a 1-0 series lead. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Well-Rested Nets Looking To Bury Raptors In 0-2 Hole

For Raptors’ All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the waiting between playoff games is the hardest part. The Nets, however, don’t mind one bit.

04/22/2014

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F-Bomb Costs Raptors GM Masai Ujiri $25K; Rob Ford Up For Brooklyn Bet

The NBA has fined Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri $25,000 for using profanity in a public place.

04/21/2014

Steve Kerr (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Coaching Search — Steve Kerr Is Best Choice Of Weak Crop

Calling games for TNT, he certainly knows the game and the players in it, and seems very intelligent and measured in his opinions.

04/21/2014

Mike Woodson (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

After Nightmarish Season, Knicks Fire Mike Woodson And Entire Coaching Staff

New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, saying in a statement “the time has come for change throughout the franchise.” This is the first big move for Jackson since his appointment in March.

04/21/2014

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets rejects a scoring play by Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on April 19, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Nets defeated the Raptors 94-87 to take a 1-0 series lead. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Send Message To Raptors — Don’t Mess With These ‘Dinosaurs’

It took me a few looks at the infamous Toronto Sun headline prior to Saturday’s Game 1. Raptors vs. Dinosaurs? Are they coming out with another sequel to Jurassic Park?

04/21/2014

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (Credit CBS 2)

Eric Adams Sticks Up For Brooklyn After Raptors GM Drops F-Bomb

That’s the message Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is sending in response to the profanity that Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri heaved in the direction of New York City’s most populous bureau.

04/20/2014

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19:  Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets plays against Terrence Ross #31 of the Toronto Rapters in Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference play-offs at the Air Canada Centre on April 19, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Williams, Johnson, Lead Nets In 94-87 Game 1 Win Over Raptors

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

04/19/2014

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