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New York Knicks Getting Back to Basics with Pick-And-Roll
March 25th, 2015 at 3:43 PM
Phil Jackson wasn't a big believer in the pick-and-roll. He believes in the triangle offense and sticks to it. However, Derek Fisher has used both philosophies since becoming the New York Knicks head coach. He's using the pick-and-roll nearly twice as much as Jackson did while coaching the Los Angeles...

New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher Divorcing Wife
March 19th, 2015 at 7:22 PM
This has been a very difficult year for New York Knicks' first-time coach Derek Fisher. Not only did his playing career come to an end, he began a new career as a NBA head coach and and his marriage fell apart. As a result, the Knicks have put together the...

New York Knicks’ Coach Derek Fisher Unsure About Triangle Offense
March 16th, 2015 at 6:26 PM
When Phil Jackson was named President of basketball operations all of New York celebrated the idea of the triangle offense coming to the Big Apple. Jackson hired Derek Fisher as his coach partially because of his knowledge of the system. However, after a season of absolute disappointment is there a...

New York Knicks Should Add Brian Shaw to Their Equation
March 3rd, 2015 at 8:08 PM
The Denver Nuggets have fired Phil Jackson favorite Brian Shaw. While Jackson isn't expected to replace Derek Fisher it would be a wise move if the New York Knicks were able to add Shaw to their coaching staff. ***PHOTO1*** As soon as Phil Jackson re-joined the New York Knicks organization one of...

New York Knicks Must Pounce on Tom Thibodeau When He’s Available
February 27th, 2015 at 11:12 PM
Right now the Chicago Bulls are trying to sell the public on the idea that Derrick Rose's knee injury is minor and that he'll recover from surgery in 4-6 weeks. However, at this point any injury to his knees can't be considered minor. They have way too much wear and...

New York Knicks Chemistry Challenged by Expiring Contracts
December 17th, 2014 at 9:18 PM
There's no doubt that trying to get a roster full of players that know they wont be around after the season to buy into a system, a new way of playing and to listen to a first-time head coach is a major challenge. It's one that the New York Knicks...

New York Knicks Players Dislike the Triangle Offense
December 10th, 2014 at 6:28 PM
In watching the New York Knicks, you see very little use of the triangle offense. However, the players feel like they've had the system shoved down their throats and that when they run it that it's too easily defended. Despite many disagreements, the entire roster feels frustrated with the triangle...

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Speaks Poorly About New York Knicks’ Coach Derek Fisher
December 1st, 2014 at 8:59 PM
It's no secret that Mark Cuban was mad that Derek Fisher eventually joined the Oklahoma City Thunder after asking for his release from the Dallas Mavericks. Ever since then, Cuban has taken verbal jabs at Fisher through different media outlets. Now Cuban's taken his gripe to the next level by...

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson: We Weren’t Ready for Showtime Vs. Bulls
October 30th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Phil Jackson is used to winning a lot in his career. He won six championships with the Chicago Bulls and then another five with the Los Angeles Lakers before stepping away from the bench and taking his new role as the New York Knicks president of basketball operations. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson was given...

New York Knicks Hire Former Chicago Bulls Player Craig Hodges for Westchester Knicks Staff
October 27th, 2014 at 7:14 AM
Phil Jackson has shown that he's not afraid to dip into his past in order to bring people he trusts to both play and coach in New York. The newest addition to the organization is one of Jackson's former Chicago Bulls players and also one of his former Los Angeles...

Former Knicks Coach Jeff Van Gundy: New York Knicks Will Make Playoffs in 2015
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Several months ago, Carmelo Anthony all but guaranteed that the New York Knicks would be back in the playoffs again this season after failing to make them a year ago at 37-45. ***PHOTO1*** Since then, lots of changes have come to the Knicks; a new president, new head coach and coaching staff,...

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson Having Team Go Through ‘Mindfulness Training’
October 14th, 2014 at 1:44 PM
There's a reason why one of Phil Jackson's nicknames is "The Zen Master." ***PHOTO1*** It could go with the 11 championships that he won when he was the head coach for the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, but he was called the "Zen Master" because of his beliefs and the way...

Knicks’ Derek Fisher Says Team Learning Offense is Similar to Giants Learning New Offense
October 10th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
With Derek Fisher as the new head coach, the New York Knicks are running the triangle offense, made famous by Fisher's boss, Knicks team president Phil Jackson, who coached Fisher when he was on the Los Angeles Lakers. ***PHOTO1*** In the Knicks first preseason game, they struggled with it and ended up...

Knicks’ Derek Fisher Won’t Announce Starting Lineup in Preseason Opener Vs. Boston Celtics
October 7th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
In less than 24 hours, the New York Knicks will finally play their first basketball game of the 2014-2015 season as they will play a preseason game against the Boston Celtics in Hartford as opposed to playing at the TD Garden in Boston. ***PHOTO1*** Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was asked if...

New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher Excited to Coach Jose Calderon Instead of Playing Against Him
October 6th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
While as members of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks, Derek Fisher and Jose Calderon got plenty of time to face off against each other on the court, especially in the postseason. ***PHOTO1*** Now a season later, Fisher is the head coach of the New York Knicks and Calderon is potentially...

Phil Jackson Resisting Urges to ‘Interfere’ with New York Knicks Practices
October 6th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
There are some things that are just hard to forget to do after so many years of doing them. ***PHOTO1*** For Phil Jackson, now the current president of the New York Knicks in 2014, it's tough not being the guy on the sidelines running things in practice or in training camp, yet,...

New York Knicks’ Derek Fisher Starts with D
September 30th, 2014 at 8:50 PM
There was some bad news out of the first practice of the year for the New York Knicks. As Knicks 101 reported, Amare Stoudemire was restricted in the first practice of training camp. It's ironic that Stoudemire was limited, because of his claims of an all-healthy off-season. However, it's also...

New York Knicks’ Head Coach Derek Fisher is not Phil Jackson or His Puppet
September 28th, 2014 at 8:24 PM
It's no secret that New York Knicks' head coach Derek Fisher is a Phil Jackson guy. He played under Phil on the Los Angeles Lakers for years and after the Knicks were spurned by Steve Kerr, Fisher became the top coaching option for Jackson. There's little doubt that Fisher works...

Former New York Knicks’ Assistant Coaching Prospect Bill Cartwright to Coach Mexican National Team
September 27th, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Former New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics' center Bill Cartwright was always considered a top prospect to join Derek Fisher's staff and help Phil Jackson install the triangle offense in New York. While that hasn't happened, he's taking his coaching knowledge elsewhere. Cartwright will be coaching the Mexican...

Mayor Bill De Blasio to Knicks’ Derek Fisher: New York City Really Wants an NBA Title
September 23rd, 2014 at 5:29 PM
It's going on 31 years since the New York Knicks won an NBA Championship; the 1972-1973 season; which is the one of two the team has in their history (the other going back to 1969-1970.) ***PHOTO1*** They've been to two others; losing in 1993-1994 to the Houston Rockets and 1998-1999 to the...