Fisher out as coach of Knicks

Feb 9, 2016

Fisher out as coach of Knicks

Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1½ seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was fired on Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine ...

Hoop sage Bach lived incredible life

| Feb 2, 2016

Hoop sage Bach lived incredible life

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You probably don’t know Johnny Bach. You’ve seen him, the ruddy-faced guy with the stern demeanor sitting on the bench of the champion Chicago Bulls next to Phil Jackson in the 1990s, steely grey eyes fixed on the defensive play, his “Doberman defense” as ...

Jackson doesn't expect Kobe to retire after season

Sep 26, 2015

Jackson doesn't expect Kobe to retire after season

Phil Jackson doubts this is Kobe Bryant’s final season — though thinks it may be Bryant’s last in Los Angeles. With Bryant going into the last season of his contract and coming off a couple of injury-shortened seasons, his future will be among the ...

Kerr employing Jackson's philosophy with Warriors

| Apr 14, 2015

Kerr employing Jackson's philosophy with Warriors

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Sometimes the basketball congnoscenti will mock the Phil Jackson coaching tree as a withered oak in winter, assistants like Jim Cleamons, Kurt Rambis and most recently Brian Shaw with short head coaching tenures. This while organizations wait years to reach deep into the organizations ...

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Jun 10, 2014

Fisher agrees to coach Knicks; Cavs to interview Price

Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the situation told AP. The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were ...