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Boomer & Carton: James Dolan’s Thoughtful Gift To Potential Employees

According to a story by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, if you were a free-agent being pursued by the Knicks, Mr. Dolan saw to it that you didn’t leave with out a CD of his band performing.


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Schmeelk: James Dolan Speaks — And The World Loves It

Was he perfect? Of course not. He is not a great public speaker, so there was plenty of hesitation and “uhhs” between his words, but none of that matters when compared to the words that came out of his mouth.


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Report: Dolan Used His Music To Help Lure Players To Knicks In ’10

A musician — you may or may not have heard of his band, “JD and the Straight Shot” — Dolan attempted to use his music to his advantage when trying to encourage players to sign with the Knicks.


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Phil Jackson On WFAN: Knicks Need Mental, Spiritual Makeover

There’s a reason they call him the Zen Master. Jackson knows his No. 1 priority is to put a winning product on the court. To that end, he plans on molding the mental state of his players.


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)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Jackson-Dolan Alliance Already Off To Great Start

The Phil Jackson era has begun. It’s a new beginning. It’s real hope for Knicks fans. In a season that has had very few good days, yesterday was a great one for the ‘Bockers.


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Boomer & Carton: Jackson’s Hiring Is Official — Now What?

Boomer couldn’t help but feel good about the Knicks thanks to the mere presence of Jackson, citing the good old days when Phil actually wore a Knicks uniform.


Phil Jackson stands for photos 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)

Zen Era: Phil Jackson Comes Home, Is Introduced As Knicks President At MSG

“We want to build a team,” Jackson said. “We have a great opportunity. This is the best place to play basketball … I have to jump in with both feet. I’ve gotta move to New York, and I’ve gotta do this job the right way.”


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: Jackson Didn’t Take An Offer From Knicks, He Accepted Their Surrender

The contrast in the men was startling, like a before and after photo glued together. It’s probably the last time both Jim Dolan and Phil Jackson will be smiling at the same time.


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Schmeelk: 5 Most Important Questions For Knicks Prez Phil Jackson

This is the start of a new era filled with questions and great anticipation. Knicks fans, enjoy the show, but don’t expect to learn a whole lot. This is only the beginning.


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Knicks To Hold Press Conference Tuesday To Make ‘Major Announcement’

The press conference is presumably to introduce Phil Jackson as the newest member of the Knicks’ front office. What his position will be is not yet known, thought reports have suggested that he’ll be named director of basketball operations.


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Schmeelk: Knicks Job A No-Lose Situation For The ‘Zen Master’

I see virtually no scenario in which Jackson looks bad coming out of this Knicks opportunity. If he clashes with Dolan and the result is an ugly divorce, everyone would blame Dolan and Jackson’s reputation would barely be scratched.


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Kobe, Magic In Disbelief As Lakers Let Phil Jackson Sign On With Knicks

Two Lakers greats are chucking up a half-court shot at the buzzer, campaigning Los Angeles brass to swoop in and hire the Zen Master. Will it go in?


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Report: Phil Jackson To Join Knicks As President Of Basketball Operations

The so-called Zen Master, who has 11 NBA titles as a coach and two as a player, verbally committed to running the team’s basketball operations over the weekend, according to the New York Post.


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Keidel: Logic In No Way Justifies Knicks’ Hiring Of The Zen Master

By dint of his divine career, the Zen Master’s aura will cure the diseased Knickerbockers. It seems so simple you wonder why Jim Dolan didn’t do this sooner. But there are myriad contradictions to the move.


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Report: ‘Dolan Is Calling The Shots’ On Jackson Decision; Is Mills Doomed?

“Phil doesn’t want to work with Steve,” a person close to Jackson told the New York Daily News. “Mills doesn’t know what to think now. Dolan is calling the shots on this one.”