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So if Kidd cursed about Toronto, he had a better chance of getting away with it than when Masai did about Brooklyn.
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.
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.
Not a single vote for a Knick for most improved player, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, which is accurate and explains a lot.
Phil talked about Tim Duncan taking less money to keep the Spurs together and mentioned the Big Three in Miami sacrificing millions.
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.
BTW, Phil Jackson is a grown up who answers questions intelligently and reasonably honestly.
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
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
... 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.
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...
Jackson on Steve Kerr: "Philosophically we have a strong connection.''
Jackson on new coach: “We get caught up in replicating what others do. I’m not looking for a coach to do that.’’
Jackson said he hopes Carmelo is "true to his word'' and considers taking paycut to give them flexibility like Miami guys did.
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.
Jackson said Jeanie Buss suggested last week he coach the team because it's less risk. He said he's just not healthy enough.
So if Melo re-signs: Phil said, "man are we fortunate." if he doesn't: "man are we fortunate... and we're moving forward."
Phil said he's all about "moving forward. ...
I really like asking this dude questions, by the way. Generally makes what he's saying or getting at quite clear.
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.
Phil said he "made up his mind" and he will not coach. Also cited physical reasons.
Phil, on whether he was serious when Jeanie Buss said he should coach: "Yes. [She said it was] lower risk," than being Knicks president.
Asked Phil whether he sees Shumpert as filling Ron Harper-type role as ballhandling guard. Said not necessarily, bc NBA is smaller now
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.
Phil confirms the notion that he wants and needs to convince Carmelo to take less
Phil says he'll work with his next head coach to assemble a staff and that they both will have veto power.
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.
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.
Phil says Carmelo talked to him about taking a pay cut to help the club. Hopes that he "is true to his word."
Phil said he hopes Carmelo Anthony "stays true to his word" and be willing to take less to give Knicks more flexibility.
Phil says he hopes Carmelo will "stay true to his word" by potentially taking less. "That's the beginning of team play," he says.
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.
Phil hints the hiring of a coach could be a long process.
Phil said wants coach before summer league but that is only timetable. First indicated hiring could happen in next month
Jackson reiterated he has no plans to coach.
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!
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
Jackson said Jim Dolan "has been loyal to that promise" of letting him be in charge of all basketball decisions.
Phil says Dolan "has been very true to his word" in terms of leaving bball decisions up to him.
Phil says Jim Dolan has been loyal to his promise to allow him to run the basketball operations.
Phil says hiring a GM/front-office guru isn't a priority for now. Confirms report about Clarence Gaines working alongside him for now
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.
Jackson suggests again that he won't be coaching the team. Says, perhaps jokingly, that his fiancée tried to convince him to.
Phil confirms a Daily News report that Clarence Gaines Jr has been working with the club for the past two weeks.
Jackson confirms that Clarence Gaines, former Bulls scout, is working for the Knicks.
All told, 31 players received at least one vote for Most Improved. Eleven players got at least one first-place vote.
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
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
Anthony Davis finished third in MIP voting, followed by Gerald Green, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry, Blake Griffin, DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills
Phil said he would not divulge any other potential candidates for the Knicks job.
Dragic got 65 first-place votes, 408 points. Lance Stephenson finished second, w/13 1st-place votes and 158 points.
Phil says he has other people in mind for the coaching job, but obviously won't mention who.
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
Jackson says he will talk to Steve Kerr “later on this month” about Knicks. Says they have talked before, regarding potential Seattle move.
Jackson said players told him during exit interviews that they didn't buy in this season the way they did last year.
Goran Dragic wins the Most Improved Player award.
Goran Dragic named Most Improved Player by a landslide.
Phil confirms he will talk to Steve Kerr about the Knicks coaching job.
Phil says he spoke with Kerr in January, and that during that meeting, Kerr asked him about different coaching styles when they spoke.
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.
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
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.
Phil says he thinks there are a decent amount of people who are out of basketball who would make for decent coaches.
Phil said the coach has to have a good personality and is a forward thinker.
Phil - looking for a leader. Coaching experience? Maybe not as important as charisma. What?
Phil said he is "looking for a leader" as a coach
As far as a new coach goes, Jackson says, “We’re looking for a leader.”
Phil Jackson on coaching search: "We're looking for a leader. Someone who can bring out the best in players."
Phil Jackson, to a packed room of media, “There is no news.”
Phil opens up his press conference by saying there is no news at this point
Waiting for Phil http://t.co/rIyc8OzYWq
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...
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.
"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...