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.
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.
Sources have said Phil Jackson is close to agreeing to become the next Head of Basketball Operations for the Knicks, with a deal that could be finalized by the end of the week.
The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 — meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any differently.
Steve Kerr will be a fixture in the NCAA Tourney coverage moving forward. So he called in to chat with Boomer and Craig about the colossal college basketball event before it gets started…
Boomer and Craig were pleased to welcome Steve Kerr into the fray this morning, as the TNT analyst called in on the hotline shortly after 9 a.m. to talk a little basketball.
“It’s a bad fit,” said Kerr. “You can look at the stats when they’re on the court, or just look with your own eyes to know they’re not an ideal fit.”
Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and other Turner Sports’ NBA analysts will share their stories and opinions in a new series debuting this week on NBA TV.
In their best chance to beat Boston this season, the Knicks went to Amar’e Stoudemire for a shot that came just after the buzzer. The Knicks have another option now — statistically the best one in the NBA.
Charles Barkley watched plenty of basketball as a long-time NBA analyst for TNT. It didn’t really prepare him for his new role.
Dwyane Wade had 29 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter – seven in the last 32 seconds after getting flagrantly fouled by Williams – and the Heat rolled past New Jersey 101-89 on Saturday night for their second easy win over the Nets in a week.