Phil said he "made up his mind" and he will not coach. Also cited physical reasons.
Yahoo! Sports "Much like an NCAA basketball team getting its first loss out of the way before the NCAA tournament hits, perhaps it is best that the New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan and Phil Jackson had their first disagreement about something as relatively benign as the firing of unnamed staff this month. Just..." April 23
San Antonio Express-News "Phil Jackson has never been shy at tweaking his opponents. He started in on the Spurs almost as soon as he took the Lakers job back in 1999, suggesting an asterisk was necessary for their first championship coming in a lockout-shortened season. Now the president of the Knicks, Jackson was at..." April 23
New York Daily News "Phil Jackson's formidable task of rebuilding the Knicks and establishing a professional, winning culture at Madison Square Garden has already hit a familiar roadblock: James Dolan. Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of Madison..." April 23
New York Post "Hours after the Jax ax finally fell on Woody, Steve Kerr threw his hat into the ring to officially become the heavy favorite to be Phil Jackson’s first head-coaching hire. In his first public comments about the Knicks, Kerr said he “anticipates” talking to Jackson about the head-coaching..." April 23
Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony wants to be recruited. He wants to be told how much he’s wanted, more than that how much he’s needed. How he can help them win. How they can market him. He wants teams to come to him. In other words, he wants the full Dwight Howard treatment. That’s not my words, that’s what..." April 23
Pro Basketball Talk "The Steve Kerr-to-the-Knicks story has really gotten out ahead of itself. Not only does Phil Jackson reportedly want to hire Kerr as New York’s head coach, Kerr reportedly wants the position. Yet, each side continue to express interest in the other through the media. Why not just make the..." April 22
CBSSports.com "The New York Knicks announced on Monday that head coach Mike Woodson has been relieved of his coaching duties in addition to the rest of the coaching staff. Team president Phil Jackson made the announcement Monday morning. New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today..." April 21
Newsday "Mike Woodson was officially let go as head coach of the Knicks on Monday morning, the team announced. Here are six candidates who could succeed him at Madison Square Garden: Steve Kerr: Ex-guard won three titles under Phil Jackson with Chicago. Smart, has a complete working knowledge of the..." April 21
New York Daily News "Steve Kerr was wearing a psychedelic print shirt and a light blue blazer to honor his TNT colleague and friend Craig Sager, who is being treated for leukemia. The former NBA marksman was the easiest guy to pick out of a crowd at the United Center on Sunday but impossible to pin down on his..." April 21
ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21
Fansided "This summer will be filled with plenty of NBA playoff drama, but an undercurrent to the cause for a title will be the story of where Carmelo Anthony will end up in 2014-15 and if another team can wrestle him away from the New York Knicks. The thought at the moment is that Melo will be back in New..." April 20
Fansided "We still don’t know if Carmelo Anthony will exercise his player option and opt-out of his contract with the New York Knicks, but what we do know is either way, the Knicks will have no cap space going into the 2014-15 season. Now granted, trades can be made but realistically, there simply isn’t..." April 19
Fansided "Assuming Carmelo Anthony exercises his player option and opts out of his contract with the New York Knicks this offseason, the small forward is sure to have his choice of suitors. One team mentioned to potentially be in the Anthony sweepstakes are that of the Cleveland Cavaliers, though most of..." April 19
New York Post "Knicks coach Mike Woodson and Phil Jackson were ironing out a time to meet early next week to discuss his future, according to an NBA source familiar with the situation. Woodson was not invited to be part of the exit meetings with the Knicks’ 14 players that occurred Thursday and Friday, with..." April 19
New York Post "Phil Jackson’s first real imprint on the Knicks organization will come when he names a new head coach or stuns the basketball world by retaining Mike Woodson. Among those waiting on the news is Steve Kerr, the former player and general manager-turned-broadcaster for TNT. According to a source..." April 18
Newsday "Carmelo Anthony wore a red baseball cap with the letters "NY" on the front and talked about wanting to remain a Knick. But Anthony also sounded tormented about not being in the playoffs for the first time in his 11-year career He called it "embarrassing" and "a failure," and said he wants to..." April 18
Carmelo: "I want to come back...I also want to win."
Carmelo: "I want to come back...I also want to win."
New York Daily News "The Knicks' season officially ended on Wednesday but it was doomed in early December when James Dolan vetoed a trade for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Dolan, the Chairman of Madison Square Garden, was reluctant to give up a first round pick to the Raptors especially since Toronto GM..." April 17
New York Post "The Knicks finished out their disappointing campaign with a four straight victories as they rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit Wednesday night to beat the Raptors 95-92 in their season finale at the Garden. The Knicks finished 37-45 to miss the playoffs for the first time in four..." April 17
New York Post "Mike Woodson said he still hopes to talk to Phil Jackson about remaining as head coach next season, but wouldn’t say if he will help the Knicks team president conduct exit meetings Thursday and Friday with the players. Woodson said he’d like to find out his status “soon” and he likely will in..." April 17
Lamar Odom's contract w/Knicks is a 2-year deal, per source. Second year is nonguaranteed.
Woodson says no Felton, no Tyson tonight.
New York Daily News "If Carmelo Anthony indeed has played his final game as a Knick, this is a doubly painful way for his time in New York to end. The pending free agent was shut down by the going-home Knicks after an MRI on Tuesday revealed he has a small labrum tear in his right shoulder. Anthony bypassed..." April 16
New York Daily News "The Nets had an opportunity to achieve some clarity in their playoff mess, a chance to clinch the fifth seed against an eliminated Knicks squad without Carmelo Anthony. Instead, they were embarrassed for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday night, 109-98, further muddying their playoff..." April 16
New York Post "If Knicks president Phil Jackson is more concerned with 2015 free agency than the 2014-15 season, center Tyson Chandler acknowledged this may not be the right place for him. The Knicks, after missing the playoffs, have mapped out a blueprint to keep open cap space for the summer of 2015 while..." April 16
Knicks announce MRI shows Carmelo Anthony's right shoulder has a small tear to his labrum. No surgery is required at this time.
ESPN.com "Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are progressing toward a deal to sign veteran free agent Lamar Odom before the NBA regular season ends Wednesday, according to sources briefed on the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks are on course, barring an unforeseen snag, to formally sign..." April 15
Woodson said Carmelo probably won't play tonight. Amar'e is a game-time decision. It's up to Amar'e if he wants to play.
New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire might say “Shalom’’ to the NBA and play for his Israeli team in Jerusalem after his contract expires after next season, The Post has learned. Stoudemire is part of a four-man ownership group, including superagent Arn Tellem, that purchased 60 percent of Hapoel Jerusalem last..." April 15
Melo says he may get MRI on the shoulder in "next couple days." Shoulder felt good to start, but went "right back to what it was" during gm.
Newsday "Mike Woodson took the blame for the Knicks' failure to make the playoffs and apologized to their fans Sunday. "You can point the fingers in a lot of directions,'' he said. "At the end of the day, I'm the coach and I didn't get it done. It's just that simple. There's a lot of factors that came..." April 14
New York Post "For the first time all season, the Knicks played a game Sunday with an unfamiliar word attached to the situation. “It was a tough day, it was a tough night [Saturday] night,” said Carmelo Anthony, who like all the Knicks knew NBA reality had stuck a fork in their ever-so-slim playoff hopes on..." April 14
USA Today "As NBA projects go, the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are at different stages of their respective rebuilds. The Knicks won 54 games last season and didn't see this sort of freefall coming, so owner James Dolan whipped out his checkbook and gave the legendary Phil..." April 13
New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony recently approached a former Chicago Bulls player and asked a loaded question that should make Phil Jackson a little nervous. “What is it like to play for Thibs?” Anthony said. Anthony’s interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can be taken one of several ways. Anthony, who..." April 13
ESPN.com "The New York Knicks have expressed interest in signing veteran free agent Lamar Odom, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks, at the behest of new team president Phil Jackson, have been looking into the possibility of signing Odom since the..." April 12
New York Post "There was little joy in the Knicks locker room when it was over. They live one more day, but it may be only one after getting no help from their rivals in Brooklyn. With four days to rehab his right shoulder and mind, Carmelo Anthony reeled off 30 points and Amar’e Stoudemire added 24 points..." April 12
New York Post "It could end mercifully and shamefully Friday in Toronto. And you could point to the Knicks’ crash beginning with Toronto, too. As the Knicks (33-45) face the Raptors (46-32) at Air Canada Centre in what could be the night that coach Mike Woodson’s team officially is eliminated from the..." April 12
.@carmeloanthony confirms he will play tonight vs. Raptors
Pro Basketball Talk "Mathematically the Knicks are still alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Of course, mathematically I have a shot at winning The Voice. Even though I can’t sing. The Knicks and I are in the same place — the Hawks magic number is two, the Knicks are mathematically alive but reality..." April 11
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has gone from Mr. April to Mr. Ailing. Anthony was held out of the contact portion of practice Wednesday to rest his strained/bruised right shoulder, but he got up shots during the conditioning portion. The Knicks are hoping the four days off for Anthony will allow his shoulder..." April 10
Knicks say Carmelo Anthony is expected to play tomorrow against the Raptors. There was no practice today.
New York Post "Former Knick Ron Artest’s baby mama is calling foul, charging the baller with being a deadbeat dad. The NBA star, now named Metta World Peace, is refusing to pay his son’s Brooklyn private-school tuition, according to a new lawsuit by the boy’s mother. Jeron Artest, 13, won a coveted spot at..." April 10
New York Post "You’re in a huge market and your NBA team, the Knicks, once seen as a potential contender by those within the organization, pretty much stinks on ice all season. So you start looking for positives. There should be a good draft pick, a lottery choice in a year loaded with talent. OK, move on..." April 09
Knicks say Carmelo was limited in today's practice, and didn't take part in the contact portions of it.
New York Daily News "Former Knicks coach Larry Brown believes Mike Woodson hasn’t been “treated fairly” by the organization this season, adding that Phil Jackson should have taken over as coach to allow the lame-duck Woodson to leave the team “graciously.” “I’m sick about what’s happening with Michael (Woodson),”..." April 08
Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson is going to reshape the Knicks front office in his image, of that there is no doubt. The only question is who will be sitting in what chair once the music stops. Steve Mills has been kept on as General Manager for now but he can’t feel a ton of job security at this point. Mills is..." April 07
Boston Globe "He is one of the all-time great enforcers, so imposing that half of the current crop of NBA players probably wouldn’t dare take on a 50-year-old Charles Oakley. Oakley is brutally honest, having played during a time when a flagrant foul was one that drew blood and knocked out teeth. The NBA of..." April 07
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Those speculators who loaded up on Miami Heat first-round NBA playoff tickets in hopes of a series against the New York Knicks? About as shrewd as the Knicks taking an all-or-nothing 3-point approach in what turned into a 102-91 loss to the Heat on Sunday afternoon at AmericanAirlines..." April 07