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Zen Master: Things to know about Bulls, Lakers icon Phil Jackson

Apr 30, 2020 - 12:03 AM

Phil Jackson is the winningest coach in NBA history and the only coach to capture 3 straight titles thrice

COACHING REINS. Under the tutelage of Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan and the Bulls transformed into one of the greatest teams in NBA history. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

'The Last Dance': On bad boys and colors

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Episodes 3 and 4 of 'The Last Dance' feature the flamboyant Dennis Rodman, coach Phil Jackson, and the fierce rivalry between the Bulls and the Pistons

How a meditating Phil Jackson influenced coach Luke Walton

Apr 25, 2020 - 4:55 PM

The Kings mentor says he took a lot from NBA coaching great Phil Jackson’s playbook

ICON. Phil Jackson (right) celebrates after steering the Los Angeles Lakers past the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks, top executive Jackson agree to part ways

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:14 PM

The move comes after team owner Jim Dolan and Phil Jackson discussed the future direction of the Knicks who have struggled since Jackson took over in March 2014

PARTING WAYS. This file photo taken on March 18, 2014 shows Phil Jackson standing for photos during his introductory press conference as President of the New York Knicks. Jackson announced his resignation by mutual agreement with team owner Jim Dolan. Photo by Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Knicks president Jackson says Carmelo needs to move on

May 13, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Phil Jackson continues to drop not so subtle hints that he wants Carmelo Anthony to waive his no trade clause

EXIT STRATEGY. Phil Jackson says Carmelo Anthony doesn't have to go home, but he isn't wanted by the Knicks president. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks' dysfunction continues in the off-season

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:38 AM

From Phil Jackson suggesting Carmelo Anthony should leave the Knicks to Kristaps Porzingis skipping an exit meeting things are chaotic in the Big Apple

ROCKY TENURE. Knicks president Phil Jackson isn't the most popular guy in the team locker room these days. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Jordan book author says Phil Jackson should hire Tim Cone for Knicks

Apr 15, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Cone though says he is content with staying in the PBA

CONTENT. While clearly flattered by the idea of joining the New York Knicks, Tim Cone says he is content with being in the PBA. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Knicks president Jackson says Anthony 'better off somewhere else'

Apr 15, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Carmelo Anthony s days in a Knicks jersey could be over as Phil Jackson speaks out on the team s 9 time All Star

ON THE WAY OUT. Carmelo Anthony may have played his last game for the Knicks after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight season. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Phil Jackson era continues as Knicks exercise option for two years

Apr 14, 2017 - 12:43 AM

Knicks president Phil Jackson will stay on for two more years despite leading the team to an 80 166 record the past 3 seasons

TWO MORE YEARS. The Knicks organization's confidence in Phil Jackson remains high enough to exercise the two-year option on his contract. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Anthony reportedly keen to stay with floundering Knicks

Jan 18, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Despite the Knicks losing 11 out of their last 13 games Carmelo Anthony plans on remaining in New York

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks addresses the media during the New York Knicks Media Day. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Phil Jackson and Lakers owner Jeanie Buss call off engagement

Dec 28, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Knicks president Phil Jackson and Lakers co owner Jeanie Buss end their relationship citing professional obligations and the geographic distance between us

WALANG FOREVER. Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson, seen in 2006, have ended their relationship after 4 years of being engaged. Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony shakes off Phil Jackson criticism, drops 33 on Kings

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Carmelo Anthony caps a tense week by leading the New York Knicks to victory over the Sacramento Kings

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND. Carmelo Anthony didn't hold onto the ball too long against the Kings. He was too busy putting it in the net. File photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Phil Jackson says James' exit from Miami was a slap in the face

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

LeBron voices his frustrations with Jackson after the Knicks president said James likes special treatment and called his associations a posse

LEBRON IS BACK. NBA star LeBron James says he can relate to the ambition of the young players in the Philippines. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New York Knicks name Jeff Hornacek as head coach

Jun 03, 2016 - 3:36 AM

Hornacek signs a 3 year deal worth 15 million

EMPIRE STATE OF MIND. Jeff Hornacek takes over as Knicks coach after a spell in Phoenix. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Carmelo Anthony scoffs at Phil Jackson coaching rumors

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Let s kill that rumor Phil ain t coaching no more says Carmelo Anthony

COACHING RUMORS. Carmelo Anthony says it's safe to say that Phil Jackson's days as a head coach are over. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

WATCH: Calderon hits game-winner as Knicks beat Lakers

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Kobe Bryants scores 14 in the loss which is his final showdown with former coach and current Knicks president Phil Jackson

GAME WINNER. Jose Calderon was clutch as the Knicks pull out a close win over the Lakers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe could play for another team next season, speculates Jackson

Sep 26, 2015 - 12:39 PM

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson had the rumor mill grinding when he suggested Lakers star Kobe Bryant could extend his NBA career somewhere outside of Los Angeles

HEADING ELSEWHERE? Kobe Bryant may not be done with basketball after his contract with the Lakers is up this year, speculates the coach who brought him his greatest success. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Legendary Bulls team member Haley dies at 51

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Jack Haley was notably a reserve power forward on the Bulls 1995 96 NBA championship squad that went 72 10

Jack Haley, member of the 95-96 Chicago Bulls, passes away. Photo from @NBAalumni

Melo to undergo season-ending left knee surgery

Feb 19, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Carmelo Anthony carefully times the surgery so he would have already healed by the start of next season

Jackson takes blame for Knicks' woeful season

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Coaching legend Phil Jackson shoulders responsibility for the Knicks 5 35 record as he contemplates trade moves ahead of the February 19 deadline

KNICKED. Phil Jackson finds himself in an unfamiliar situation as New York struggles have resulted in the league's worst record. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan will forever be linked

Dec 16, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Kobe Bryant recently passed Michael Jordan for third on the all time leading scorers list This columnist compares the rest of Black Mamba s numbers against His Airness

BE LIKE MIKE? Though their primes didn't coincide, Michael Jordan (L) and Kobe Bryant (R) will forever be linked in history due to their constant comparisons. Photos from WikiCommons

Triangle 'apostle' Tim Cone believes Knicks will be a threat

Nov 07, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Tim Cone who has used the Triangle Offense in his 25 year coaching stint believes the Knicks will figure out the system soon

Tim Cone on the sidelines during a PBA game. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe beats Jordan in practice, or so says Phil Jackson

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Phil Jackson isn t quite saying that Kobe Bryant is the better player but he reveals that no one works harder in the gym than the Black Mamba not even His Airness

TOUGH WORDS. Phil Jackson, who has coached both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, says Kobe is the harder worker in training. Photos from Wikimedia

Melo stays with the Knicks

Jul 13, 2014 - 7:08 AM

All Star forward Carmelo Anthony will sign a five year over 120 million deal to stay with the New York Knicks

MELO STAYS. New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony smiles during the final minutes the Knicks’ game. The free agent small forward decides to stay with the Knicks. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Why the Bulls are the best fit for 'Melo

Jun 23, 2014 - 6:51 PM

With Carmelo Anthony set to test the free agency waters at least one writer feels he d be a perfect fit for the Windy City

Carmelo Anthony will opt out of Knicks deal: reports

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:25 AM

Carmelo Anthony will opt out of the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks and become an NBA free agent according to multiple media reports

ANTHONY OUT. Carmelo Anthony will reportedly opt out of his Knicks deal and test the free agent market. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Carmelo Anthony wants Knicks decision 'sooner rather than later'

Jun 22, 2014 - 4:42 AM

Carmelo Anthony takes in the sights of Paris as the deadline ticks to inform the Knicks of his future plans

MELO TIMES. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had little to smile about this past season. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Derek Fisher named New York Knicks coach

Jun 11, 2014 - 5:49 AM

Derek Fisher will earn a reported 25 million over 5 years after signing on as New York Knicks coach under Knicks president Phil Jackson whom he played under for 10 seasons

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD. Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson embrace after winning the NBA title in 2010. Together the pair would hang 5 banners for the LA Lakers. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: Knicks' Jackson fined for tampering with Fisher

Jun 03, 2014 - 6:09 PM

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was handed a 25 000 fine by the NBA Monday for the league s rules against tampering with Thunder guard Derek Fisher

FISHING FOR TROUBLE. Knicks president Phil Jackson has been fined for tampering with a player under contract. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Holding Court - Phil Jackson, Knicks look at coaching options

May 21, 2014 - 5:26 PM

With Phil Jackson now at the helm of the New York Knicks the search for a head coach has many potential candidates and obstacles

KNICK VOID. Mark Jackson, Derek Fisher and Brian Shaw are three names being thrown around to fill the New York Knicks coaching vacancy. Photos from EPA

New York Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:57 PM

The New York Knicks on Monday fired head coach Mike Woodson after the team missed the NBA playoffs

WOODSON OUT. Beleaguered coach Mike Woodson has been sacked by the New York Knicks. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help‎

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:33 AM

The Lakers Celtics and Knicks have serious decisions and changes to make after missing the NBA playoffs this year

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. The respective teams of Kobe Bryant (L), Rajon Rondo (C) and Carmelo Anthony (R) will miss the playoffs for the first time as a collective. Photos by Christian Petersen, Jared Wickerham, Maddie Meye/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks sign Lamar Odom at season's close

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Lamar Odom s twisting path from NBA champion with the Lakers to tabloid target along with reality TV star wife Khloe Kardashian has brought him for now to the New York Knicks

NEW YORK FLOW. Lamar Odom, seen greeting the crowd in Spain after joining a local league, is heading back to the NBA. Photo by David Aguilar/EPA

Lakers rip Knicks in Phil Jackson's return to LA

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:21 PM

Reserve Xavier Henry scored 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the New York Knicks 127 96 Tuesday in a showdown of Phil Jackson s current and former clubs

ROCK BOTTOM. The Knicks have hit an new low with a blowout loss to the Lakers. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

NBA: Gasol diagnosed with vertigo after dizzy spell

Mar 25, 2014 - 5:39 AM

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol was diagnosed with vertigo on Monday a day after leaving an NBA victory over Orlando at halftime due to dizziness and nausea

SIDELINED. Lakers center Pau Gasol was diagnosed with vertigo after LA's win over Orlando. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Holding Court - Phil Jackson tries to follow footsteps of Auerbach, Riley

Mar 24, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez addresses the task Phil Jackson has ahead of him as the new President of the New York Knicks and the obstacles that he faces with the troubled franchise

ZEN IN THE BIG APPLE. Phil Jackson has won championships as a player and a coach. Now he'll try to win one from the executive office. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Holding Court - Who will make the cut down the NBA Playoff stretch?

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:44 PM

With 15 games to go in the NBA regular season the playoff picture is becoming clearer Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes the scene

AGAINST THE ODDS. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks none too pleased as he waits out a game against the Grizzlies. Despite a 27-40 slate, the Knicks aren't out of reach to make the playoffs. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Phil Jackson announced as New York Knicks president

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:07 AM

Phil Jackson who coached a record 11 NBA championship teams has agreed to return to the struggling New York Knicks But can he reverse their fortunes?

ZEN IN THE BIG APPLE. Eleven time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will try to lead the Knicks to their first NBA title in 41 years after accepting the president position. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Holding Court - Is Kobe better than Mike?

Mar 17, 2014 - 3:46 PM

The debate over whether Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant is the greater player was recently reignited by Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder Columnist Bert Ramirez seeks to settle the issue

BE LIKE MIKE? Thunder star Kevin Durant recently brought up a topic of much debate: Is Kobe Bryant better than Michael Jordan?

Holding Court - Gregg Popovich is NBA's best coach

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:48 PM

There’s little question that Gregg Popovich the coach of the San Antonio Spurs is regarded by most observers as the best coach in the NBA today Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes how he has risen to that distinction

REMEMBER THE ALAMODOME. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hasn't won less than 50 games in a full season during his 18-year tenure with the team. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Holding Court - NBA gets bizarre as fortunes reverse

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:47 PM

March 6 was a bizarre days in NBA history as columnist Bert Alvarez analyzes

FULL CLIP.  Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers Willie Green (L) and DeAndre Jordan (R) during the Lakers embarrassing defeat to crosstown rivals the Clippers. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Holding Court - Time, injuries have blunted the Lakers

Mar 03, 2014 - 6:21 PM

With the Lakers poised to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005 columnist Bert A Ramirez analyzes the reasons why one of the league s premier teams is struggling this season

Kobe Bryant chews his jersey during a December game against the Toronto Raptors. The game marked his return to action in the 2013-14 season from injury. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Phil Jackson compares Jordan, Kobe

May 17, 2013 - 10:52 AM

In his new book Phil Jackson compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Who does he think is better?

WHO'S BETTER? Jackson compares two of the NBA's greatest players. Jordan photo by AFP. Kobe photo from Kobe Bryant's Facebook page.

Phil Jackson slams Lakers for 'slimy' negotiating

Nov 15, 2012 - 1:27 PM

Phil Jackson has accused the Los Angeles Lakers of slimy negotiations in their search to fill the head coaching position left vacant by the firing of Mike Brown

COMING BACK? The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to lure back former head coach and Hall of Famer Phil Jackson. File photo by AFP.

Why D'Antoni hire is a good move for the Lakers

Nov 14, 2012 - 4:01 PM

Personally I love the hire Yes Jackson is a proven championship coach there is no disputing that But how long does he have left and better yet how long will he be with the team?

MIKE D'ANTONI. File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images/AFP

Mike D'Antoni new Lakers head coach

Nov 12, 2012 - 5:12 PM

D Antoni [is] the best coach for the team at this time Lakers spokesperson John Black said

MIKE D'ANTONI. File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers work on luring back Phil Jackson

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:15 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are apparently seeking to make their fans fondest wishes come true and talking to Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson about their vacant coaching job

COMING BACK? The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to lure back former head coach and Hall of Famer Phil Jackson. File photo by AFP.