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The New York Knicks Need to Scrap the Triangle Offense Immediately

Dan Karpuc | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

An important ability as an NBA head coach is to adapt to the talent you have on your roster. Forcing a triangle scheme upon this squad is a bad fit and needs to be changed before it's too late.

Carmelo Anthony Is Not Fit For The Triangle Offense

Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Carmelo Anthony is too talented and versatile a scorer not to put up big numbers. You might say that other than reigning MVP Kevin Durant, there isn't a more natural scorer than Anthony. And yet, five games into the Derek Fisher/Phil Jackson-era New York Knicks, it has become evident the triangle offense does not highlight Anthony's strengths.

Jordan Schultz

NBA Preview: LeBron's Return Home, Derrick Rose's Return To The Court And The Wild West

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.24.2014 | Sports

The NBA offseason has replaced MLB's hot stove as the premier destination for high drama. The good news for NBA fans is the 2014 regular season will b...

Phil Jackson Says Kobe Is Above Jordan In At Least One Category

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports

The never-ending MJ vs. Kobe debate rages on, and now someone who coached both of them has added a new wrinkle to it. Phil Jackson recently sat do...

Phil Jackson Is Mellow About Melo

Rob Taub | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

I am a neurotic, handwringing New Yorker and Phil Jackson is a Zen Master. He will continue to move forward on his mission to bring a championship to New York, with or without Melo and whatever the outcome, he probably won't lose any sleep.

Jordan Schultz

What Are Best Fits For LeBron and Carmelo?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports

The NBA offseason arrived with a flurry of perfectly manicured -- and not so perfectly manicured -- draft night suits in what was perhaps the most ant...

What Derek Fisher Must Do to Build a Knicks Basketball Championship Culture

George Bradt | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
George Bradt

A championship culture is different than a winning culture. If Derek Fisher can keep that and everything else Phil Jackson helped him learn in mind, he can build a championship culture in the New York Knicks basketball team. This is the key to long-term success.

More Than Friends: Jackson Introduces Fisher as Knicks Head Coach

Zach Wasser | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

Even with his on-court play diminished due to age, OKC signed Fisher for the exact same reason KD admired him: because he set an example with his work ethic and was, as the saying goes, a great locker room guy -- always willing to mentor the next generation of players.

Knicks Snubbed, Warriors Score

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head co...

Spike Lee: I Want Phil Jackson To Coach The Knicks

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports

Spike Lee didn't become the most visible -- and audible -- New York Knicks fan around by keeping his views to himself. The longtime Knickerbockers bac...

Time Is a Flat Circle: Knicks Owner James Dolan Stops Phil Jackson from Firing Personnel

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

To be a Knicks fan in 2014 is to willfully enter into an unhealthy relationship. Exhibit A: Frank Isola of the Daily News reports that Executive Chair...

Jordan Schultz

Six Reasons This Legendary Coach Deserves His Unusual Nickname

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports

From 1989 to 2010, Phil Jackson enjoyed one of the most successful coaching stints in NBA history. He won six titles with Michael Jordan and the Chic...

Will Phil Jackson Bring Zen Buddhism To The NY Knicks?

Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion

Phil Jackson is one of the most famous people in basketball. He is a former NBA player and former coach of the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers who lead hi...

Phil Jackson and Mindfulness: 5 Trending Tips

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

The winningest NBA coach ever uses mindful awareness as a leadership principle?! Maybe Phil Jackson's onto something. Jackson's mindful principles can be applied to any group effort, whether it be a sports team, in a corporate setting, or at home with your family.

Phil Returns To Dysfunctional Knicks

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 05.18.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson has returned to the New York Knicks as their team president. The Knicks announced Jackson's hiring Tuesday at a news c...

13 Classic Photos Of Phil Jackson When He Was The Knicks' Hipster Iconoclast

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports

Phil Jackson may have been the very first NBA hipster. Decades before Williamsburg was gentrified or Russell Westbrook helped bring hipster chic t...

REPORTS: Phil Jackson Returning To Knicks

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.14.2014 | Sports

Phil Jackson's reunion with the New York Knicks is almost officially official. Amid media reports on Friday that Jackson had finally agreed to tak...

Is It Officially 'Official' Yet?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.13.2014 | Sports

While the parties reportedly involved in negotiations remain silent, everyone else seems to be in a rush to confirm that Phil Jackson is joining the N...

The Tragic Wooing of Phil Jackson

Rob Taub | Posted 05.10.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Dolan has currently assembled -- rather than built -- a team that has talent but is completely devoid of heart. It is wishful thinking to believe that Phil Jackson will wave a magic wand and change the Knicks DNA.

What's Better Than Bringing Home a Gold for Your Country?

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

If you just focus on yourself, that's a life. But if you do something that is bigger than you, that has a bigger effect than just you, it's really wha...

Phil Jackson On The Downside Of Winning

OWN | Posted 02.02.2014 | OWN

Winning a championship and earning the title of "the best" is at the forefront of athletes' minds often from the start of their seasons. Those who suc...

Quotes That Can Change Your View Of Prayer

OWN | Posted 12.30.2013 | OWN

Whether you call it prayer, meditation or daily affirmation, people often recite the same words when they intend to connect with a higher power. On an...

The Unexpected Source That Inspired Whole Foods, Apple's Sleek Design and The White Album

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness and meditation are some of the most popular practices among leaders in fields as disparate as business and the arts. But even before medit...

Great Sports Wisdom You Can Use -- Even If You Don't Play Sports

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

Certainly great coaches spend a great deal of time and effort trying to best their competitors. But for many of the greatest coaches, their legacies g...

CEOs: Phil Jackson Created a Dream Team -- You Can Too!

Debbie Robins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

One of the people I have most mirrored my business-coaching career after is iconic basketball coach, Phil Jackson, aka The Zen Master. Phil Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA.