Knicks Rumors & News

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Knicks could pounce as Pacers get frosty on Frank Vogel

    New York Post "There may be a new free-agent coach on the market with eyes on the Knicks job. Pacers coach Frank Vogel, who grew up in South Jersey an admirer of Phil Jackson, is on shaky ground after losing Game 7 on Sunday night in Toronto to seal a first-round playoff exit. Pacers president Larry Bird..." May 03

  • Carmelo Anthony on What He Wants From the Next Knicks Coach

    Complex "New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is in a room—a glass box in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, actually—with a polygraph and a polygraph operator, but we can’t hook him up to it. Instead, others will try it, with Anthony watching as they answer questions from friends and spouses. For..." May 03

  • Kristaps Porzingis won’t play for Latvia in Olympics

    SI "Kristaps Porzingis will not play for the Latvian national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer, he announced at a press conference in Latvia on Monday, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The 20-year-old power forward missed the final seven games of his rookie..." May 02

  • Knicks still pondering David Blatt — but not as Rambis deputy

    New York Post "Two and half weeks after Phil Jackson began his narrow coaching search, former Cavaliers coach David Blatt “still is in the mix” for the Knicks head job, according to an NBA source. Blatt interviewed last Monday with Jackson and general manager Steve Mills. The Post has reported only the..." May 02

  • Luke Walton says he won’t run the triangle as Lakers coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday night, the Lakers announced that they’re hiring Luke Walton as their next head coach, effective as soon as the Warriors’ playoff run is over. It’s a good hire, but it’s especially interesting given Walton’s close relationship with Phil Jackson and the rumors that never seem to go away,..." April 30

  • Carmelo Anthony undecided about playing in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Chris Paul withdrew from this summer’s Olympic team, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are the only players left from the 2008 team. If they played this summer in Rio de Janeiro, they would have the chance to be the only men’s basketball players ever to win three gold medals. But James is..." April 30

  • Bulls gave Jackson poor recommendation for Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Let's face it: Carmelo Anthony is better equipped to handle a coaching search than Knicks president Phil Jackson. While Jackson narrowed his list of potential candidates to “my friends who run the triangle,” Anthony would have opened the search to include — how’s this for thinking outside the..." April 29

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: Would assume I'd be talking with Phil Jackson about coach

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' coaching search during their exit meetings last month and haven't spoken about it since. The lack of communication is a bit odd because Anthony has said he wants to share his opinion with the front office during the search. "I'm pretty..." April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony says he has not been consulted in Knicks' coaching search

    CBS Sports "When Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks in 2014, it was widely known that it was an awkward fit for both sides. The Knicks were clearly looking at a rebuild, and that just doesn't work with a superstar on board. Rumors of a possible trade have been floated and shot down several..." April 28

  • Melo: Thibodeau would've come to Knicks if offered job

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday that new Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau would have taken the same job with the New York Knicks if it had been offered to him. "I'm pretty sure he wanted to come (to New York)," Anthony told ESPN's Ian Begley. "He waited a while to see if there was..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony Responds to Phil Jackson's Critique of Knicks' Play

    Bleacher Report "Earlier in April, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said of the team and its superstar, Carmelo Anthony: "Some of our best games we played were when Carmelo didn't play and we didn't win but we had great games," per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. On Thursday, Anthony responded to..." April 28

  • Knicks hiring David Blatt as assistant coach could be best of both worlds for Phil Jackson

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson finally got around to conducting a coaching search on Monday when he met with David Blatt, Steve Mills’ former teammate at Princeton. There is an instant connection, of course, since Jackson’s best friend, Bill Bradley, is also a Princeton man. That's three Ivy Leaguers and the one..." April 28

  • Phil Jackson met with David Blatt about Knicks’ coaching job

    SI "Knicks president Phil Jackson met with former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt about New York’s head coaching job Monday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Knicks fired Derek Fisher in February, and Kurt Rambis finished the season as the team’s interim coach. Blatt was fired..." April 27

  • Jeanie Buss says Jackson isn't coming back to Lakers

    The Score "According to Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss, any involvement of Phil Jackson with the Forum blue and gold will be limited to his singing cameo in Kobe Bryant's farewell Nike commercial. Buss again tried to quell rumors this week that her fiance would return to the organization before..." April 27

  • Phil Jackson’s agents meeting points to inside job with Rambis

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson met with Kurt Rambis’ Chicago-based agents Tuesday night in New York. That may well be a sign things are progressing toward Rambis being announced soon as the Knicks head coach. However, Rambis’ agents are also Jackson’s representatives. The agents are also close,..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony agree to play in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Officially, LeBron James has said he hasn’t made a decision about playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he would decide after the season (when he likely will have made his sixth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals). Carmelo Anthony has said he’d like to go to Rio if he can make Team..." April 24

  • Knicks Won't Pursue Blatt for HC; Interest 'Strictly a Smokescreen'

    Bleacher Report "Columnist Peter Vecsey reported former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has never been considered an option by Phil Jackson to become the head coach of the Knicks. Vecsey noted that Jackson used Blatt as a "smokescreen." ESPN's Marc Stein reported on April 20 that the Knicks were..." April 24

  • Reason Carmelo Skipped Phil Jackson’s Triangle 101 Class

    Black Sports Online "This week, a reported 10 New York Knicks players, including rookie Kristaps Porzingis, were in attendance for a seminar on the Triangle Offense, hosted by none other than Knicks President Phil Jackson. He along with Kurt Rambis went over the basic principles of how the sets are supposed to work as..." April 23

  • Team president Phil Jackson takes Knicks from Zen-sanity to insanity

    New York Daily News "It has been a particularly rough week for Phil Jackson, who when he wasn’t running away from possible tampering charges he was guilty of trespassing at the Knicks’ training facility. Jackson’s two-day triangle seminar ended without the team’s best player, Carmelo Anthony, making an appearance...." April 22

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • LeBron castoff gaining momentum in Knicks’ coaching search

    New York Post "Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who has been holed up in Atlanta, has told confidants he believes there’s “some interest” from the Knicks in him for their head-coaching job. The Post reported in Tuesday’s paper that the Israeli coaching legend is expected to get an interview, partly based..." April 21

  • Report: Knicks' coaching search focused on Rambis, Blatt

    The Score "The New York Knicks have seemingly narrowed their coaching search down quicker than most. While the Sacramento Kings are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to finally find some stability on the bench, the Knicks' hunt is reportedly centered on just two candidates. According to ESPN's..." April 20

  • ‘Porzingod’ brings moviegoers to the shrine of Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis will likely be a hit at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Porzingod,” a four-minute comedic short film, will hold its world premiere Thursday at the festival. “Porzingod’’ was made by brothers Tyler and Conor Byrne, New York City filmmakers in their late 20s who grew up tasting..." April 20

  • Phil Jackson didn’t have Warriors’ approval in Luke Walton mess

    New York Post "Phil Jackson has gotten his warning. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the Knicks president failed to get permission to speak with assistant coach Luke Walton, but said he does not deem it tampering … this time. Walton confirmed Monday he spoke to Jackson Saturday, but did not deem it a job..." April 19

  • Phil Jackson running ‘triangle seminar’ this week at secret Knicks mini-camp

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson has decided to coach the Knicks … at least for a couple of days. The Knicks’ embattled team president is running a clandestine mini-camp this week in New York with a handful of current players, the Daily News has learned. According to a league source, the two practices are being..." April 19

  • Jackson says Knicks haven't offered head coaching job to anyone

    The Score "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is shooting down rumors that the team has offered anyone its head coaching position. It was reported Sunday that Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton informed Jackson that he's not currently interested in the Knicks' head coaching..." April 19

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    Phil Jackson @PhilJackson11

    Press accounts of coaching actions are untrue. Nobody has been asked nobody said no.

  • Khloe Kardashian Dating NBA Stud Brandon Jennings Amid Lamar Odom Marriage: Report

    Hollywood Life "Does Khloe Kardashian have another new man in her life? The reality star is reportedly dating another NBA star, Brandon Jennings. The kicker, though, is that she still hasn’t finalized her divorce from Lamar Odom! Khloe Kardashian, 31, sure loves those NBA players, huh!? She’s apparently over..." April 18

  • For His 2nd Act, Kristaps Porzingis Must Beat His Own Scouting Report

    Bleacher Report "Where did Kristaps Porzingis go? Through two-and-a-half months, the No. 4 overall pick—who many fans thought would be a lemon—was the toast of the NBA’s rookie class along with Karl-Anthony Towns. He was shooting threes, slamming putbacks and scoring in a bevy of ways—from the post, mid-range,..." April 18

  • Phil Jackson talked with Luke Walton about Knicks job

    New York Post "Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton already has interviewed with at least two teams, including the Knicks and Nets, according to an NBA source. Walton had pulled himself out of consideration from the Nets, who announced the hiring of Kenny Atkinson on Sunday. According to a source, Knicks..." April 18

  • Warriors wouldn’t stop Knicks from interviewing Luke Walton during playoffs

    New York Post "If Knicks president Phil Jackson wanted to talk to Warriors stud assistant Luke Walton during their expected long playoff run, Golden State would not stand in the way, according to an NBA source. Golden State’s position is that an assistant can interview for a head-coaching position “as long as..." April 17

  • Knicks hoping rest of NBA missed Lance Thomas’ growth

    New York Post "The Knicks desperately need to add an elite backcourt piece in free agency this July, a dynamic scoring threat to take the pressure off Carmelo Anthony. But another of their top priorities is re-signing one of their glue-guy revelations, forward Lance Thomas, who became their best defensive..." April 16

  • Carmelo Anthony admits he's 'thought about' leaving Knicks

    Fox Sports "Carmelo Anthony's separation from the New York Knicks is inevitable. The writing is on the wall. As a 31-year-old on a team that's light years away from competing for a championship, ready to hire a new coach and start from the ground up around a 20-year-old phenom, Melo doesn't fit. Anthony..." April 15

  • Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson not exactly on same page as Knicks look to next season

    New York Daily News "It’s getting harder for Carmelo Anthony to keep his faith. The questions aren’t being answered. The concerns aren’t alleviated. As the Knicks star conducted a long press conference tinged with doubt, Anthony spent most of the time waffling between staying, going and asking questions through..." April 15

  • Report: Carmelo prefers Thibodeau to coach Knicks

    The Score "Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has reportedly made it abundantly clear that the New York Knicks' head coaching vacancy is the gig he desires. His chances of making his way to The Big Apple should only be helped by a ringing endorsement from All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, who..." April 15

  • Lamar Vows NBA Comeback, Not Accepting Khloe Divorce

    ET Online "Lamar Odom has finally addressed the rumors that he has started partying again and that his marriage to Khloe Kardashian is officially over. ET caught up with the former L.A. Laker at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, where he attended Kobe Bryant’s record-breaking final game. “I’ve never..." April 15

  • Phil Jackson Fires Back at Critics of Triangle Offense: “Do They Have 11 Championships?”

    Complex "You could argue that the Knicks are slightly better now than they were when Phil Jackson first agreed to become the franchise’s team president, but you could also argue that his first two years on the job have been a huge disappointment. The Knicks missed the playoffs—again—this season, and..." April 14

  • Carmelo Anthony may need assist from James Dolan on next Knicks coach

    New York Daily News "Must see television would be MSG Network taking us live into Phil Jackson’s exit meetings with the Knicks on Thursday morning. From the looks of things Arron Afflalo’s heart-to-heart with Phil will be an all-timer. Phil can begin with saying “so you think you’re a premier shooting guard. Does..." April 14

  • Jeanie Buss -- Phil Jackson's NOT Coming to Lakers ... 'Just Rumors'

    TMZ "Sorry, Lakers ... the Zen Master is NOT returning to L.A. -- this according to Phil Jackson's fiancee Jeanie Buss. The rumors have been swirling for months ... with several NBA insiders hinting that Jackson may have a secret exit strategy in place to leave his gig as president of the Knicks..." April 14

  • Kristaps Porzingis reveals target weight for next season

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis told The Post his goal for next season is to come to Knicks training camp at 245 pounds, which he hopes will give him more staying power. Porzingis ended the season at about 233 pounds after starting the season at 239. He had put on 11 pounds from the time he got drafted to..." April 14

  • Kobe Once Called Michael Jordan After He Made One of His Lakers Teammates Cry in Practice

    Complex "Kobe Bryant has turned himself into one of the best basketball players of all time over the course of the last 20 years, but he’s definitely had some help along the way. ESPN reporter Jackie MacMullan just put together an excellent piece about the people who have provided inspiration and..." April 14

  • Phil reached out to Mark Jackson about Knicks job

    SNY TV "Phil Jackson has called on one of New York's own to gauge interest in guiding the team's rebuilding process from the sidelines. A source close to the situation told me on Monday that Jackson has reached out to former Golden State Warriors head coach and Knicks point guard Mark Jackson to discuss..." April 14

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    A person close to Mark Jackson dismissed an internet report that the Knicks had contacted the former Knicks guard. "Not true."

  • Arron Afflalo likely to opt-out of Knicks contract

    SNY TV "Arron Afflalo is likely to opt-out of his $8 million player option for next season with the New York Knicks, according to Stefan Bondy of the Daily News. "I still believe I'm one of the premiere two-guards in this league and part of being an elite two-guard in this league is opportunity,"..." April 13

  • Knicks’ cap space hinges on two unique free-agency calls

    New York Post "Continuity or more cap space? It looks like the Knicks will get the cash with their two opt-out guys — Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams — possibly having played their final game with the team Tuesday night at Bankers Life Field House. Afflalo, who has $8 million left on his pact for next..." April 13

  • Carmelo to Knicks: Don’t exclude me from free-agent talks

    New York Post "The Knicks’ miserable season ended Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a 102-90 loss to the Pacers, with Carmelo Anthony sitting out and saluting July’s free-agent list he has all but memorized. In what seemed like a warning, Anthony reiterated he wanted input during free agency, adding..." April 13