Brian Mahoney

So if Kidd cursed about Toronto, he had a better chance of getting away with it than when Masai did about Brooklyn.

Brian Mahoney

Jason Kidd conf call included someone who seemed at Penn Station and someone playing music, so if Kidd said anything bad, we didn't hear it.

Marc Berman

Former Jackson guard and Kerr teammate Ron Harper also expecting #Knicks interview nyp.st/1kZ0zF1

Ian Begley

Phil Jackson addresses NY Daily News report over friction with Dolan, saying owner has kept his promise of autonomy: espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s…

Marc Berman

Phil Jackson breaks silence, speaks on Kerr, triangle and Jeanie encouraging him to coach nyp.st/PtE7rp

Steve Popper

One more Phil Zen koan: I just want to say there is no news to give you. Everything I have to give you is past. 

Al Iannazzone

Typical Phil, tho. He first called #Spurs a "dynasty" and then took it back b/c: "They haven't been able to win consecutive championships."

Steve Popper

Not a single vote for a Knick for most improved player, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, which is accurate and explains a lot.

Al Iannazzone

Phil talked about Tim Duncan taking less money to keep the Spurs together and mentioned the Big Three in Miami sacrificing millions.

Jonah Ballow

.@PhilJackson11 said he'll talk to @Steve Kerr later this month about his desire to coach. #Knicks

Steve Popper

Phil said Jeanne Buss tried to talk him into coaching Knicks in recent weeks - lowest-risk for him - but he said can't do it physically.

Steve Popper

BTW, Phil Jackson is a grown up who answers questions intelligently and reasonably honestly.

Chris Herring

Sure. Possibly a grey area. MT @Boxy_Carmichael: PR yes. Medical is tied to the athletes, tho, so I'd say that's within his jurisdiction.

Chris Herring

I get that he has the track record of meddling too much, but that would be his right. And Phil would still be completely over the bball side

Chris Herring

If Phil came in saying he wanted bball autonomy, Dolan could give him that & still have questions about making other changes. He's the owner

Chris Herring

... the medical staff, or over PR stuff, I'd still think Dolan was keeping his word. Really debatable as to whether those are bball issues.

Chris Herring

With regards to Phil's answer on Dolan being true to his word, I trust that to be true. But even if Phil and Dolan are negotiating over...

Marc Berman

Jackson on Steve Kerr: "Philosophically we have a strong connection.''

Marc Berman

Jackson on new coach: “We get caught up in replicating what others do. I’m not looking for a coach to do that.’’

Jonah Ballow

Kind of fascinating being up here at MSG Training Center with @PhilJackson11 & Bill Laimbeer

Marc Berman

Jackson said he hopes Carmelo is "true to his word'' and considers taking paycut to give them flexibility like Miami guys did.

Steve Popper

Phil Zen on Melo: "If it's in the cards man are we fortunate. If it's not in the cards, man are we fortunate and we're going forward anyway.

Marc Berman

Jackson said Jeanie Buss suggested last week he coach the team because it's less risk. He said he's just not healthy enough.

Al Iannazzone

So if Melo re-signs: Phil said, "man are we fortunate." if he doesn't: "man are we fortunate... and we're moving forward."

Al Iannazzone

Phil said he's all about "moving forward. ...

Alan Hahn

"We're looking for a leader." @ MSG Training Center instagram.com/p/nIzwx4kEU7/

Chris Herring

I really like asking this dude questions, by the way. Generally makes what he's saying or getting at quite clear.

Allan Houston

Laying Hands! Happy 13th Bday ahouston3! Love you and proud of you!! instagram.com/p/nIzj-fJZBh/

Alan Hahn

Jackson says Jeanie Buss recently tried to talk him into coaching. Why does she want him to coach? “Lower risk,” he said. But still says no.

Jonah Ballow

"That's something physically I don't think I can do" @PhilJackson11 on returning to the sidelines as a head coach

Al Iannazzone

Phil said he "made up his mind" and he will not coach. Also cited physical reasons.

Ian Begley

Phil Jackson says Jeannie tried to talk to him into coaching but he says he's "made up his mind" about not coaching at this time. #Knicks

Chris Herring

Phil, on whether he was serious when Jeanie Buss said he should coach: "Yes. [She said it was] lower risk," than being Knicks president.

Chris Herring

Asked Phil whether he sees Shumpert as filling Ron Harper-type role as ballhandling guard. Said not necessarily, bc NBA is smaller now

Frank Isola

One thing about Carmelo taking a pay cut, he can also do that with Chicago, Miami and Houston. Plus, he'd be joining a contender.

Chris Herring

Phil confirms the notion that he wants and needs to convince Carmelo to take less

Frank Isola

Phil says he'll work with his next head coach to assemble a staff and that they both will have veto power.

Al Iannazzone

Phil said he and the head coach will decide the staff. He will let the head coach pick, but Phil ultimately will have veto power.

Ian Begley

On Carmelo Anthony suggesting that he may take a pay cut, Phil Jackson says he hopes Carmelo "stays true to his word." #Knicks

Jonah Ballow

"We jointly talk about the staff & we have a veto" -- @PhilJackson11 on the new coach hiring his own staff

Alan Hahn

Jackson said he told the players after the season finale “there will be changes.” But he can’t say yet how much change will be made.

Frank Isola

Phil says Carmelo talked to him about taking a pay cut to help the club. Hopes that he "is true to his word."

Al Iannazzone

Phil said he hopes Carmelo Anthony "stays true to his word" and be willing to take less to give Knicks more flexibility.

Jonah Ballow

"I thought it went well." @PhilJackson11 on his exit meeting with @Carmelo Anthony

Chris Herring

Phil says he hopes Carmelo will "stay true to his word" by potentially taking less. "That's the beginning of team play," he says.

Chris Herring

Asked Phil about Carmelo's salary, and whether he'd need to take less. He immediately brings up Tim Duncan, and the Big 3 in Miami.

Al Iannazzone

Phil hints the hiring of a coach could be a long process.

Marc Berman

Phil said wants coach before summer league but that is only timetable. First indicated hiring could happen in next month

Al Iannazzone

Jackson reiterated he has no plans to coach.

Peter Vecsey

Lance does sulking standing. Removed, he parked in front of owner, Bird, Walsh, away f/mates who won w/out him. How stupid does he look now!

Chris Herring

Jackson says there's no timetable on the coaching decision other than fact that he'd like to have someone coaching the summer-league team

Al Iannazzone

Jackson said Jim Dolan "has been loyal to that promise" of letting him be in charge of all basketball decisions.

Chris Herring

Phil says Dolan "has been very true to his word" in terms of leaving bball decisions up to him.

Ian Begley

On the report that he has clashed with #Knicks owner James Dolan, Jackson says Dolan has been "loyal" to promise of giving him autonomy.

Frank Isola

Phil says Jim Dolan has been loyal to his promise to allow him to run the basketball operations.

Chris Herring

Phil says hiring a GM/front-office guru isn't a priority for now. Confirms report about Clarence Gaines working alongside him for now

Jared Zwerling

Kyle Lowry was the best at drawing offensive fouls this season—84. It wasn't even close. My inside look how: bleacherreport.com/articles/20344… #Raptors

Al Iannazzone

Phil said "it's not a priority" to hire anyone in front office now. Mentioned Clarence Gaines Jr has been working for Knicks for 2 was.

Jonah Ballow

"Clarence Gaines has been working with us for 2 weeks" -- @PhilJackson11 #Knicks

Chris Herring

Jackson suggests again that he won't be coaching the team. Says, perhaps jokingly, that his fiancée tried to convince him to.

Howard Beck

Transparency reminder: You can see how the media voted here: nba.com/official/

Frank Isola

Phil confirms a Daily News report that Clarence Gaines Jr has been working with the club for the past two weeks.

Alan Hahn

Jackson confirms that Clarence Gaines, former Bulls scout, is working for the Knicks.

Howard Beck

All told, 31 players received at least one vote for Most Improved. Eleven players got at least one first-place vote.

Frank Isola

Phil Jackson hints that his coaching search could last a while. That could be good news for Mark Jackson, assuming he doesn't return to GS

Chris Herring

Phil says "it's surprising" to him how many ppl are interested in the job despite the fact that triangle will obviously be used next yr

Howard Beck

Anthony Davis finished third in MIP voting, followed by Gerald Green, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry, Blake Griffin, DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills

Al Iannazzone

Phil said he would not divulge any other potential candidates for the Knicks job.

Ian Begley

Phil Jackson says he will talk to more candidates than just Kerr but declines to name names. #Knicks

Howard Beck

Dragic got 65 first-place votes, 408 points. Lance Stephenson finished second, w/13 1st-place votes and 158 points.

Chris Herring

Phil says he has other people in mind for the coaching job, but obviously won't mention who.

Al Iannazzone

Phil said he and Kerr philosophically have a strong connection. He'll talk to him later this month, see his interest and if he's up for job

Alan Hahn

Jackson says he will talk to Steve Kerr “later on this month” about Knicks. Says they have talked before, regarding potential Seattle move.

Chris Herring

Jackson said players told him during exit interviews that they didn't buy in this season the way they did last year.

Jared Zwerling

Goran Dragic wins the Most Improved Player award.

Ian Begley

Phil Jackson says he will talk to Steve Kerr later this month about coaching the #Knicks. Says they have a "philosophical connection."

Howard Beck

Goran Dragic named Most Improved Player by a landslide.

Jonah Ballow

.@PhilJackson11 says he has a strong philosophical connection to @Steve Kerr in regards to coaching #Knicks

Frank Isola

Phil confirms he will talk to Steve Kerr about the Knicks coaching job.

Chris Herring

Phil says he spoke with Kerr in January, and that during that meeting, Kerr asked him about different coaching styles when they spoke.

Frank Isola

Phil on Steve Kerr: Says they talked about Steve joining him in Seattle as a coach before the Kings were sold and remained in Sacramento.

Al Iannazzone

Phil on Kerr: Steve and I talked more than a year ago when Phil was going to join Seattle's front office if the kings moved there

Alan Hahn

Jackson says “a lot of times [in sports] we get caught up in replicating what other people do.” Says Knicks won’t be following that path.

Chris Herring

Phil says he thinks there are a decent amount of people who are out of basketball who would make for decent coaches.

Al Iannazzone

Phil said the coach has to have a good personality and is a forward thinker.

Steve Popper

Phil - looking for a leader. Coaching experience? Maybe not as important as charisma. What?

Ian Begley

Phil Jackson: "Hopefully there will be something new in the next month or so that we can talk about." #Knicks

Al Iannazzone

Phil said he is "looking for a leader" as a coach

Alan Hahn

As far as a new coach goes, Jackson says, “We’re looking for a leader.”

Frank Isola

Phil Jackson on coaching search: "We're looking for a leader. Someone who can bring out the best in players."

Alan Hahn

Phil Jackson, to a packed room of media, “There is no news.”

Al Iannazzone

Phil opens up his press conference by saying there is no news at this point

Steve Popper

Waiting for Phil http://t.co/rIyc8OzYWq

Howard Beck

I wrote Monday that PhilJax wants to clean house. bit.ly/1k1fiOO Frank Isola says that effort has hit a snag: nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Peter Vecsey

DD is undeniably talented, but years to come, days, er, now, fact, I pity the people who will be paid to coach and play with him...

Steve Popper

Paul LoDuca once had a t-shirt made for the Mets - something about no big top big enough for this circus. He should see Knicks today.

Peter Vecsey

"Frustrated" he couldn't b on floor w "teammates" due to 5 fouls, DD chose 2 sulk on bench rather than join them In huddle...

Jonah Ballow

I'm here at MSG Training Center for the @PhilJackson11 presser. We'll have video & full coverage on KnicksNow.com today.

Jonah Ballow

“I think I’m one of the lucky ones" ICYMI: My story on why @Tim Hardaway Jr should be @NBA All-Rookie 1st team on.knicks.com/1ibIbJv