CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

James Dolan

Phil Jackson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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.

03/19/2014

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)

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.

03/19/2014

(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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.

WFAN–03/19/2014

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.”

03/18/2014

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: 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.

03/18/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

03/18/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

03/14/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

03/13/2014

Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson in 2011.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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?

03/13/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

03/12/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

03/12/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.”

03/11/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Phil Jackson Expected To Decide Monday On Offer From Knicks

According to a report, the Hall of Famer is expected to tell owner James Dolan on Monday whether he’ll accept a position in the organization’s front office and run basketball operations.

03/10/2014

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

Schmeelk: Can Phil Jackson Save The Knicks From James Dolan?

Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not impossible to believe Dolan would actually relinquish control to someone. The model is right in front of everyone’s eyes: Glen Sather and the Rangers.

03/10/2014

Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Disastrous, Loathsome Knicks Don’t Deserve Your Fandom

It’s easy to label the Knicks losers. But why must we join them? They say not just a tree but also a team grows in Brooklyn.

03/07/2014

more

previous