John Schmeelk

Xavier Henry #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a dunk against the New York Knicks at Staples Center on March 25, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Gave Up On Themselves, On Season In Front Of Jackson

The Knicks gave up on themselves, their coach, their fans and their season. They laid down and gave up.


Anderson Varejao fights for the ball with the New York Knicks' Cole Aldrich on March 23, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Revert To Form And Drive Another Nail In Coffin

Now we’ll see if the Knicks can bounce back to defy that identity, or if they will react poorly to a bad loss and watch their season slide into oblivion.


James Dolan (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.


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.


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.


Tim Hardaway, Jr.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Winning Streak As Improbable As This Season

The hole might be too big to dig out of, but considering how the first 67 games of the season have gone, would you rule anything out for the final 15? I wouldn’t.


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.


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

Schmeelk: The Devil Is In The Details For Phil Jackson, Knicks

The details ARE important, and that’s why it is taking so long to make this deal official. It’s a good thing that both sides aren’t just jumping into the pool eyes wide shut.


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.


Mike Woodson  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: There’s Still Good Reason To Let Go Of Mike Woodson

There’s no saving this season, but perhaps it is worth changing coaches just to see how some of these players respond to a new voice.


Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Have Quit, And Pretty Soon They’ll Be Irrelevant

Why should fans even turn on MSG to watch the Knicks anymore? It’s so much more fun watching the real version of the Walking Dead on AMC.


Bill Murray (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) and Mike Woodson (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Schmeelk: In Alternate Universe, Makers Of ‘Groundhog Day’ Would Sue Knicks

Three plaintiffs — Columbia Pictures, Bill Murray and Punxsutawney Phil himself — are suing the Knicks over copyright infringement of the film “Groundhog Day.” (This is, of course, purely satirical.)


Knicks owner James Dolan (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Root For The Knicks

With CAA pulling Steve Mills’ marionette strings, will the Knicks only be able to attract clients from that agency? The Knicks are toxic. They destroy everything they touch.


Teammates Iman Shumpert and Raymond Felton (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: No News Is Good News For The Knicks

As much as many Knicks fans were frustrated by the team’s lack of movement on Thursday to try to make a playoff run, they should see it from a different point of view.


Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the New Orleans Pelicans. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Low Probability Of Trade Might Be Good Thing For Knicks

They have veteran players underperforming, few youngsters with potential and no draft picks to trade in the near future. It’s tough to make a trade when that’s the case — which for the Knicks might actually be a good thing.