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Phil Jackson Can't Fill the Void

Rob Taub | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Rob Taub

The Knicks are not simply a train wreck that can be burned and swept from the tracks. They are a complex machine that is driven by a stubborn old engine -- the Carmelo Anthony model -- which has not and never will work in conjunction with other parts.

Jordan Schultz

Here Is How Phil Jackson And The Knicks Can Win Free Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.02.2015 | Sports

Cap space can quickly become a tricky issue in the NBA free agency market. In the case of the New York Knicks, perhaps the league's most dysfunctional...

Carmelo Anthony Is Just As Upset As The Crying Knicks Kid

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

Oh boy.

Jordan Schultz

Here Are Your 2015 NBA Draft Winners And Losers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

While we won't really know who won Thursday's draft for at least a few seasons, it remains an annual tradition to break down each team's decision-maki...

Steve Kerr Is The Luckiest Man In The NBA

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports

Steve Kerr has a knack for getting in with the NBA's best.

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

10 Things We Sports Fans Learned in 2014

David Macaray | Posted 06.23.2015 | Sports
David Macaray

Lots of things became clear to us sports fans last year. Some were positive and encouraging, others were bittersweet, if not depressing. Here is #1: Jim Harbaugh is no wizard. Good, opportunistic, smart, tough football coach, but no wizard.

Meditation Myth Number 1: 'I'm Not the Type'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Meditation is, in fact, resting in inner silence, and as that silence gradually percolates into the rest of your day, it becomes the state of unshakable happiness and peace that sometimes goes by names like nirvana or enlightenment.

Pity the New York Sports Fan

Tom Allon | Posted 03.22.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

One of the many great things about living in New York City is the abundance of sports teams. In every major sport, New York has not one, but at least two professional teams -- a luxury not afforded to smaller cities like Cleveland or even more cosmopolitan ones like Boston.

An Open Letter to Phil Jackson: PLAY ME!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.08.2015 | Sports
Andy Ostroy

Hey Phil, play me. Please. I'm dead serious. I want to play for the Knicks. Like right away. And I promise you the team will do no worse with me than with that miserable overpaid bunch of losers you call a team.

The New York Knicks Need to Scrap the Triangle Offense Immediately

Dan Karpuc | Posted 01.11.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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...