As he nears the one-year anniversary of his firing, Derek Fisher said the New York Knicks were doing a better job with less talent when he was head coach than they are now under Jeff Hornacek.
Team president Phil Jackson fired Fisher on Feb. 8, 2016, after the Knicks started the season 23-31. This season's Knicks are 21-28 entering Tuesday's game in Washington, with a roster assembled to win now.
"We were able to take a team that wasn't as talented as the team they have now, and we were much better and much further along than this group is that they have now," Fisher told Bleacher Report. "Because the foundation was being laid.
Legendary director and superfan Spike Lee didn't hesitate when asked if he would choose to keep team president Phil Jackson or star forward Carmelo Anthony with the franchise.
"I'll pack Phil's bags for him," Lee told Tencent-ESPN's Steve Zeng.
The latest Jackson-Anthony drama stems from Jackson's tweet Tuesday that referenced a column published on Bleacher Report that was critical of Anthony.
"I think I still believe in Carmelo, but Phil Jackson is making it very difficult for him," Lee told Tencent-ESPN on Wednesday.
Sauru wrote:this is another situation where people seem to be taking sides without any information what so ever.
Jeffx wrote:Sauru wrote:this is another situation where people seem to be taking sides without any information what so ever.
Considering Dolan's history, I'm taking Oak's side. My opinion is, Oakley bought a ticket. Attended the game. Dolan didn't like that he was sitting next to someone he dislikes. He had someone ask Oakley why he's sitting there. Oakley told them he bought the ticket. But Oakley likely got sensitive to Dolan questioning him and got loud when he felt they were staring at him. Dolan demanded he leave. Oakley felt he didn't have to because he bought the ticket. Security comes. Oakley flips out. Knicks do what they do best and lie to the media. .
NBA players putting the Knicks on blast:
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baske ... -1.2968502
Andrew wrote:I thought Barkley et al had a good take on it. Dolan's pettiness is on full display, and it seems highly likely that he was trying to provoke Oakley and make him look like the bad guy. It's probably fair to say that Oak took the bait, and he has to bear some responsibility for getting physical; no matter who you are, you can't do that and not expect some consequences. Again though, it seems like Dolan had an agenda, and the way Knicks PR is smearing Oakley is pretty low. As Barkley said, no one comes out of the situation looking particularly good, but it does seem like Dolan was trying to create a situation that makes Oakley out to be a villain.
Sauru wrote:after the shit show of bringing in all these former knicks i am not fully on the side of oakley in all of this. dolan is trying to damn hard to not be guilty of something
Jeffx wrote:Sauru wrote:after the shit show of bringing in all these former knicks i am not fully on the side of oakley in all of this. dolan is trying to damn hard to not be guilty of something
It tells you what kind of a lowlife Dolan is.
Thank your lucky stars for Danny Ainge & Brad Stevens.
Star players have come to Oakley’s defense, but James has a contrasting takeaway. In New Orleans to accept the Bobby Jones Award from the Christian organization Athletes in Action, James told The Post he thinks Oakley needs to grow up in retirement and not act like the “bully’’ he was as a player.
“When people allow who they were to get in the way who they’re trying to be today … it’s about growth,’’ said James, who retired in 2014 after 13 NBA seasons, including a title with the Pistons. “So why not try to figure out a new way — not feel like you’re losing your manhood — that you’re gaining?
“That’s the hardest thing for him,’’ James added. “You lived as a bully your whole life. At some point, even the bully has to realize bullying isn’t really that cool.”
“When you can be the baddest person and yet be the softest person, that’s just about growing up and presenting a different type of person in a different type of way,’’ James added.
benji wrote:LeBron is such a choker. And people were talking about him as an all-time great. As having possibly surpassed Kobe. What a joke.
velvet bliss wrote:Andrew, you the real MVP.
Andrew wrote:He who flops and flails to the Finals and a title, flops and flails best.
Sauru wrote:the knicks should not tank.
Sauru wrote:the knicks should have gutted the team before the trade deadline. when i say a team should not tank i mean they should never try to lose. trading away players for younger assets knowing it will cause you to lose more games is fine with me.
The problem with the New York Knicks this season has apparently been not enough triangle offense.
When asked Wednesday whether the squad as currently constructed could make the playoffs, head coach Jeff Hornacek explained that it depended on the system.
"Obviously, if we go into it like we did this year—no," Hornacek said, per ESPN.com. "If we turn around and have a different way we start, go right at however we're going to run it next year, if it's full triangle, it's possible. You never know how these things will fit. Maybe a second year is helpful for us."
The NBA is suspending New York Knicks center Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program, league sources told The Vertical.
The NBA plans to announce the suspension on Saturday, league sources said.
Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said.
Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said.
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