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Head coach Derek Fisher of the New York Knicks speaks with Shane Larkin against the Dallas Mavericks on July 11, 2014 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Fisher To Face Big Challenges In First Year On The Job

Assuming the Knicks want to play a nine- or 10-man rotation for most of the season, Fisher is going to have to bench guys that expect to play serious minutes.

07/22/2014

Derek Fisher coaches a summer league game against the Dallas Mavericks on July 11, 2014 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derek Fisher Says Knicks Are Playoff-Caliber Club

Fisher thinks the ‘Bockers can do something special in his rookie season as head coach, but they’ll have to prove it on the court.

07/15/2014

Carmelo Anthony shoots against the Chicago Bulls on April 11, 2013 at the United Center. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: He’s Yours, Chicago! Melo Sign-And-Trade Is Knicks’ Best Option

There are no quick fixes here. Phil Jackson wants to build this team in his image, and it will take some time, with or without Carmelo Anthony.

07/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony plays against the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 3, 2014. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Melo Mum, Jackson Says He Hasn’t Heard A Word

It’s looking like a great day, Knicks fans! Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce that he’s re-signing with New York, according to the Daily News.

07/10/2014

Assistant coach Kurt Rambis directs several of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game against the Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Nov. 13, 2013 in Denver, Colo. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Make Rambis Lucrative Offer To Be Fisher’s Top Assistant

Derek Fisher is his own man, but without any head coaching experience the Knicks figure he’s going to need a hand from time to time. Who better than Kurt Rambis, a guy even more used to winning than Fisher is?

07/03/2014

Jose Calderon (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jackson’s First Trade Indicates New Path For Knicks

Jackson’s first move as Knicks GM is a good one because he got back more assets and value than he sent out the door. It’s also a great signal of how he intends to build this team into a title contender in the near future.

06/26/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony Says He Had ‘Great’ Meeting With Jackson, Knicks Brass

Carmelo Anthony says last week’s sit down with Phil Jackson “went well.” But if he’s already made up his mind about free agency, he’s not saying.

06/19/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: Carmelo Anthony Still Plans To Opt Out Of Contract

It’s too soon to say whether Melo will bolt for greener pastures. But the Knicks superstar will be testing free agency unless he has “a dramatic change of heart,” according to the Daily News.

06/13/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Carmelo Has Until June 23 To Let Knicks Know If He’s Going To Opt Out

That doesn’t leave much time for the 30-year-old forward to make up his mind, unless of course he already knows what he’s going to do.

06/11/2014

Derek Fisher is introduced as coach of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Fisher May Be The Goods, But He’s Got Quite A Job Ahead Of Him

For all we know Derek Fisher is the next Red Auerbach. But no matter the GM, hard work or the hypotenuse of Phil Jackson’s famed triangle offense will make MSG a winning culture.

06/11/2014

Derek Fisher is introduced as coach of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 10 Takeaways From Derek Fisher’s First Day As Knicks Coach

I feel much better about the hiring after hearing Fisher speak. It’s clear he’s something different, and maybe something special.

06/11/2014

(L-R) Steve Mills, Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson during the press conference to announce Derek Fisher as head coach of the New York Knicks on June 10, 2014 in Greenburgh, New York. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Welcome To NY! Derek Fisher Introduced As Head Coach Of Knicks

The New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their new coach on Tuesday, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his trustiest former players.

06/10/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: This Time Jackson, Knicks Reel In Their Fish

Will Derek Fisher be the next great Knicks coach? I have no idea. No one does. But he’s the guy Phil Jackson thinks can lead this team. That’s all the matters.

06/10/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images), Jason Kidd (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Knicks Take Page From Nets’ Playbook, But Did They Even Read It?

So the Knicks actually think the Jason Kidd nouveau-coach experiment worked in Brooklyn this past season?

06/10/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Reports: Derek Fisher Agrees To Become Next Head Coach Of Knicks

The Knicks appear to have a new head coach. Yeah, we know you’ve heard that one before. But Knicks President Phil Jackson looks like he got his guy this time around.

06/09/2014

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