HoopsHype Rick Fox rumors

November 11, 2014 Updates

“”If there is not a real opportunity for [Bryant] to win a championship there, the thought of him leaving may shock Lakers fans,” Fox said. “But I wouldn’t put it past him going in search of one or two more championships. Personally, I think it’s going to get done in New York. I really do. I just believe in Phil. I’ve been around him. I know Kobe has had his greatest success with Phil in a leadership capacity. So the reuniting of the two is not an unrealistic thought.” Los Angeles Daily News

September 8, 2014 Updates
June 9, 2014 Updates

Erik Kuselias: So is it fair to say you’re a candidate for the Knicks coaching job? Rick Fox: “Yeah… I’ve been a candidate for while and what I’m comfortable communicating is that there’s really nothing for me to do. Phil has expressed his interest, and the patience for him discovering who is right for that job is left in his court. I know that Phil is as competent a coach as there ever was so that if you’re a Knicks fan, to know that he’s going to find the right person to work with in that capacity has to be comforting to those people and you just let it play out.” NBCSports.com

Rick Fox: “Phil Jackson obviously is with the Knicks now and I’ve been speaking with him for about 4 months about that very situation. I love supporting him and his vision for what’s going to go down in New York and we’ve had those discussions and so he knows I’m open to working with him and doing something as exciting as resurrecting the chances of the Knicks returning to glory." NBCSports.com

May 24, 2014 Updates

Rick Fox thinks Phil Jackson should coach the Knicks. But Fox also said he would coach them if the Knicks' president asked him to do it. Fox played for Jackson with the Lakers and was part of three championship teams. When he was asked during an interview with Bloomberg Television if he would be interested in the Lakers' vacancy, he quickly shifted the conversation to the Knicks. "There are a number of open jobs," Fox said. "I've been looking and in conversations with Phil Jackson, in supporting his vision for the Knicks. I love the Lakers, obviously. They're a little unsure which direction they want to go in right now. I think you'll probably get a quicker answer out of New York. "I'm hoping -- I keep saying to Phil Jackson -- he needs to coach the team. He's the best guy for it. He's the holy grail of coaches. If he needed my support in some way, it'd be hard to turn him down. Or if he needed me to step in and do the job myself, I'd definitely welcome that.'' Newsday

January 31, 2014 Updates

Phil Jackson said Rodman struggles with sobriety in part because of his job as a "party favor" & "party clown" ... "Dennis is a person I want to keep encouraging," Jackson said to Rick Fox during an interview with NBA TV that aired on Thursday. "I was there for his Hall of Fame induction and have tried to encourage him to find sobriety and it’s been really difficult for him because one of the ways he makes money, obviously, is to be party favor, to be a party clown. I keep trying to nudge him into having a real productive life post basketball. I think it’s really important." Sulia

January 11, 2014 Updates

The Lakers playoff hopes are dead ... so says Rick Fox, who tells TMZ Sports his old team should start praying for the #1 pick in next year's NBA draft. TMZ.com

November 16, 2013 Updates

Even though Kobe Bryant's rehabilitation has ticked past the seven-month mark into a recovery timeline that was originally set at six to nine months by the Los Angeles Lakers, the star guard still considers himself to be progressing quickly. "I feel like I'm ahead of schedule," Bryant told former teammate Rick Fox in an interview for NBA TV on Friday. "If there was a playoff game tonight, I'd play. I'd play. I don't know how effective I'd be, but I would play. "The fadeaway still works, the ballhandling, being able to post. Those are things that I can do right now. But it's not the playoffs, thank god." ESPN.com

Bryant said he has purposely avoided focusing on a specific return date as he continues to ramp up his rehab from Achilles surgery. "It's tough because once I've set that as a target then I'm hell-bent at doing it at all costs, even to the detriment of the damn Achilles," Bryant told NBA TV. "I try to just stay in the moment and really try to listen to my body. The biggest thing is I have not done anything athletically for six months, seven months. You got to get your body back in shape. And doing that, if I was healthy -- completely healthy -- you have that much time off and get back in shape and your knee is going to ache, your ankle is going to hurt, your back is going to be out. So you got to go through your progressions as you normally would over the course of a summer." ESPN.com

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July 19, 2012 Updates

Chris Webber openly admits he's biased when covering his former Sacramento Kings team as an NBA analyst, even during Summer League in Las Vegas, where he called a game with his former Los Angeles Lakers nemesis Rick Fox for NBA-TV. "Rick knows I still hate the Lakers," Webber told News10 following Sacramento's 84-72 victory over the Lakers. "I'm just happy that I'm apart of the Kings family in some way." news10.net

October 11, 2011 Updates

GQ: Fine. It's safe to assume it's a big name player. Is the NBA starting to become a league of Super-Teams? Carmelo Anthony: I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day. The Lakers had the Showtime era. Boston had six hall of famers on one team. You had Detroit, the New York Knicks, and now the Miami Heat. They were stacking their teams back then, it just fell off over the years and now it picked back up. Boston did it first, then LA. I was fortunate enough to play against them when they had Shaq, Kobe, Rick Fox, Gary Payton, Karl Malone... that's five hall of famers on one team! So you can't get mad at Miami for doing what they did. A lot of people don't agree on how they did it, or how LeBron did it. GQ.com

February 12, 2011 Updates

When you think of Rick Fox, you probably don't think about one hundred forty-four hard boiled eggs. But Amir Blumenfeld, one of the stars of CollegeHumor's web series Jake and Amir, might just change that. The hilarious duo recently featured Fox in one of their videos, and had the former Los Angeles Lakers forward playing a bookie with a craving for eggs. This was a dream come true for Blumenfeld, who has been a fan of the Lakers his entire life. "It was incredible working with Rick Fox because I was obviously a huge Lakers fan," Blumenfeld told HOOPSWORLD in a phone interview. "The height of my Lakers fandom was probably when he was on the team from 2000 to 2005. That's when they had the original three-peat with Kobe, Shaq, Fox, Horry, and Fish." HoopsWorld

November 3, 2010 Updates

Former basketball star Rick Fox was booted out of Dancing With The Stars in last night's surprise elimination. Judges were left open-mouthed as the ex-NBA star and his pro-dance partner Cheryl Burke were voted off on Tuesday night after failing to impress US TV audiences with their quick step. The two had earned their highest scores yet for their ballroom efforts on Monday's special 200th episode. Dailymail.co.uk

October 26, 2010 Updates

NBA star Rick Fox, turns out, is a bit of a control freak, which is driving his dance partner Cheryl Burke bonkers. "I want you to make my brain stop talking to me!" he implores Cheryl as he writhes around on the floor during rehearsal. She looks like she'd love to, if only she had a blunt instrument. They do a tango, and there was talk that "intensity" was going to be important to this performance. Rick, who has added a gray skunk stripe in his hair and guy-liner to his eyes, is moving around the dance floor like a butler carrying a tray loaded with drinks. If this is Rick being intense, what's he like being controlled? The number ends with a cringe-inducing bit in which he shakes Cheryl till her back teeth rattle. And yet, the judges love it. Washington Post

October 8, 2010 Updates

Former Laker Rick Fox is dancing his nights away on TV these days, but he has settled plans to do some sit-down TV work for NBA TV this season. Fox will serve as an occasional guest analyst for NBA TV, starting in the studio with Brent Barry to break down the league on the Orlando, Portland and Utah season-preview shows on Sunday and Monday nights. Orange County Register

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