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New York Knicks Re-sign Player Personnel Director Mark Warkentien
August 10th, 2014 at 7:07 AM
Mark Warkentien was hired by former New York Knicks' president Donnie Walsh. He was brought in from the Denver Nuggets organization. When Phil Jackson joined the organization many believed Warkentien's days in New York were numbered. However, Jackson re-signed Warkentien to a new contract. ***PHOTO1*** Phil Jackson's arrival New York Knicks president was thought to...

Former New York Knicks’ Star Earl Monroe Believes in Franchise Direction Under Phil Jackson
August 8th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Earl Monroe was a monster during his playing days in the NBA. He knows what it takes to win. He also knows that Phil Jackson knows what it takes as well. Monroe believes the roster Jackson has constructed is heading in the right direction. ***PHOTO1*** Despite missing the playoffs last season, Earl...

New York Knicks Leaving Second Round Pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo Unsigned
August 8th, 2014 at 7:36 PM
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a second round pick of the New York Knicks. Many were excited when the Knicks took him, partially because of his brother's success in the NBA and because of Thanasis' performance in the NBA D-League. However, all along the Knicks have said they intended on stashing him in Europe...

New York Knicks Sign Rookie Cleanthony Early
August 7th, 2014 at 6:55 PM
When the New York Knicks selected Cleanthony Early with the 34th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft most called him a steal. However, the team still had to sign him. They did, and now we're starting to understand the details of the deal and his likely role with the team. ***PHOTO1*** Did the...

New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings Complete Four Player Trade
August 6th, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Since hired, Phil Jackson has made one good move after another. Today he completed another trade. Some will love this move because they'll watch YouTube and see some highlights. However, in Knicks 101's opinion, this was a move better off not being made. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Knicks today said goodbye to veteran...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Believes New CBA Hurts Team Continuity
August 6th, 2014 at 3:31 PM
Most of the time when a cap-strapped organization like the New York Knicks have been for seemingly ever complains about being able to build a team and the system the league works under you can take it with a grain of salt. However, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson may...

Could New York Knicks Add Gary Payton to the Coaching Staff?
August 5th, 2014 at 5:38 PM
When you think about former players who translate to successful coaches most people name point guards. Is there anyone who doubts Gary Payton would make a good coach? He's a Hall of Famer, one filled with basketball knowledge, who is respected and well spoken. With his interested peaked, could Phil Jackson give...

New York Knicks Trading One of Their Guards?
July 20th, 2014 at 10:28 PM
The New York Knicks are starting to finalize their roster but at it stands right now they have a need for a backup small forward and seven guards. As a result, the Knicks and Phil Jackson are actively looking to trade one of their guards. Who will it be? ***PHOTO1*** The New...

New York Knicks Giving Metta World Peace Another Chance?
July 20th, 2014 at 2:36 AM
It's no secret that Metta World Peace would like to have a second stint with the New York Knicks now that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are running things. With his knee healthy and no other teams looking at World Peace the Knicks are talking about inviting him to training...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Francisco Garcia
July 19th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
After signing big man Jason Smith with their mini mid-level exception, the New York Knicks will only be able to make further roster additions using minimum contracts. Knicks 101 has already reported that Metta World Peace would like to return to the Knicks now that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson...

New York Knicks Gave Carmelo Anthony No Trade Clause
July 18th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
This off-season Carmelo Anthony flirted with several franchises but ultimately agreed to return to the New York Knicks. However, besides making a huge salary Anthony was also able to get peace of mind and control over where he'll play. The Knicks agreed to give Anthony a No Trade Clause along...

New York Knicks Should Call Carmelo Anthony’s Bluff
July 12th, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Carmelo Anthony had plenty of options when free agency began. However, most of those options have committed money that prevents them from signing Anthony at this point. The New York Knicks are in a position of power and should call Anthony's bluff of signing elsewhere by offering him less than...

New York Knicks Waive Lamar Odom, Re-Sign Cole Aldrich
July 11th, 2014 at 11:42 PM
Well that little experiment didn't last long. Lamar Odom was once a very skilled basketball player. It wasn't long ago that he was the Sixth Man of the Year. However, reality television took its tole on Odom and instead of concentrating on basketball he cheated on his wife, get divorced...

New York Knicks Hire Two More Assistant Coaches
July 8th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
There's been plenty of speculation on who Phil Jackson could bring to New York to fill out Derek Fisher's coaching staff. In fact, recently Kurt Rambis was hired to be Fisher's right-hand-man. That being said, a coaching staff doesn't consist of a head coach and one assistant. Clearly more coaches...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Sasha Vujacic
July 8th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
While looking into the free agent market this off-season the New York Knicks need to both look for players who would fit their budget and the triangle offense. For now, the most they can offer is the mini mid-level exception to any free agent not named Carmelo Anthony. That means...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Cap Space Shopping?
July 7th, 2014 at 8:39 PM
After moving Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks and opening up cap space many thought that Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks would be happy with re-signing Carmelo Anthony and calling it an off-season. However, Jackson is looking to create even more cap space and perhaps...

Los Angeles Lakers Looming as Big Threat to New York Knicks in Quest to Sign Carmelo Anthony
July 6th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and the Dallas Mavericks have wined and dined Carmelo Anthony and were thought of as the biggest competition in signing him, it was thought all along that he would come back to the New York Knicks, as they can offer him the most money. End...

New York Knicks to Hire Kurt Rambis as Assistant Coach
July 4th, 2014 at 6:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, the New York Knicks offered Kurt Rambis to be the primary assistant coach to new head coach Derek Fisher, and from all reports, he will accept the offer. Rambis and the Knicks have reportedly agreed to a four-year, $4.8 million contract. Fisher had long said he wanted an assistant...

Despite Handicapped by the Cap, New York Knicks Will Pursue Pau Gasol Hard via Free Agency
June 29th, 2014 at 3:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** While they have limited cap space to work with, the New York Knicks still intend to pursue free-agent Paul Gasol next week when the free-agency period becomes official. With the familiarity he has with him when he coached him on the Lakers, Phil Jackson thinks he can possibly  persuade Gasol to...

New York Knicks Complete Deal with Dallas Mavericks to Send Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton in Exchange for Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Samuel Dalembert
June 25th, 2014 at 6:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the buildup to Thursday's NBA Draft, a lot of teams will be wheeling and dealing while clearing cap space and improving their rosters, and the New York Knicks were involved in the first big trade of the offseason. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Knicks traded Tyson Chandler and...