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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I feel much better about the hiring after hearing Fisher speak. It’s clear he’s something different, and maybe something special.
The New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their new coach on Tuesday, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his trustiest former players.
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.
So the Knicks actually think the Jason Kidd nouveau-coach experiment worked in Brooklyn this past season?
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.
He’s probably Plan E or F, but Rick Fox says he is indeed on Phil Jackson’s radar.
Jackson told reporters last week that Fisher is “on my list of guys that could be very good candidates” to coach the Knicks next season.
“I’d love to go back to New York,” Ewing said Sunday on CBS Sports Radio. “I’m not sure what is going to happen in terms of who they’re going to have fill that void. But if I get a call, I’m ready.”
If Derek Fisher was being true to his word after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season-ending loss Saturday night, he began contemplating the next move in his career Sunday.