Jackson interviews Bill Cartwright

Phil Jackson interviewed Bill Cartwright, possibly as the top assistant for Steve Kerr (Lawrence, April 30).

The former Knick and NBA coach interviewed with Jackson last week, according to the report.

When asked by Daily News Knicks writer Frank Isola on SiriusXM NBA Radio two weeks ago about possibly working for Jackson, Cartwright said: “I’m open, babe.”

Cartwright was the head coach of the Bulls for three seasons after serving as an assistant coach under Jackson for many years. He was also an assistant coach with the Nets and Suns.

Rumors are swirling that Kerr could leave his broadcasting job after the first round of the playoffs to become the head coach of the Knicks (Begley, April 29).

Harris Decker

What’s really funny about this coaching search is that the head coach is not actually in place and Phil Jackson is already interviewing potential assistant coaches. It doesn’t seem like there was an interview conducted with a second candidate and instead the Knicks will move forward with Kerr. It’s just an odd situation.

What I love about Cartwright is the Jackson connection. If I was putting together a group coaches and players, I’d want it to resemble Jackson’s former teams. Those teams were dynasties and the hope is that Jackson is able to build one in New York. If he feels Kerr and Cartwright are the two that can get the job done, I’m fully in support of that decision.




437 comments
JCOHEN68
JCOHEN68

Kerr isn't the answer, he'll be part of the problem. Get us another superstar, and  the 2012-2013 version of JR Smith and  it's off to the races. 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

WOW....talk about kicking a coach while he's down..


Earvin Magic Johnson         @MagicJohnson Follow

Happy days are here again! Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers coach. I couldn't be happier!


I say this because...the Lakers refused to pick up d'antoni option on the contract...as d'antoni asked them too, they denied.  So d'antoni worked a settlement for his money...pretty sad.



"The Lakers and D'Antoni have been discussing his future with the team since the season ended, multiple sources told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Last week he asked them to pick up the team option on the final year of his contract in order to empower him to coach the team without constant speculation about his job status.

But, sources said, when the Lakers said they were unwilling to do that, the team and his representatives began working out a solution that was amenable to everyone. The Lakers and D'Antoni agreed on a settlement that will pay him more than half of the $4 million he was owed for next season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation."

Marvel
Marvel

predictions for a realistic game 1 starting 5 for next season (kerr as coach )



do we have any flexibility whatsoever?


SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Damn...just saw when Lowry broke Deron's ankles. Lol

rgm891
rgm891

The only thing the Nets have to trade is Jason Kidd...... 

Randy Wilson
Randy Wilson

So many good teams on the verge of elimination. Who'd imagine in the west you would have possibly the Thunder,Rockets, Warriors eliminated in the 1st while already the Bulls, and possibly the Nots and the Pacers all possibly going down. Clippers and Heat will probably be the Finals. Heat are getting a cakewalk schedule.

knickfan2
knickfan2

I kind of wish the NBA would go back to a best of 5 first round format. Why did they change it to best of seven?

rgm891
rgm891

New head coaches all over the place next season.  I love it!!!!!

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

Coaches knocked down a peg this playoffs include

Kevin Mchale

Scott Brooks

Vogel

Thibs

1harris1
1harris1

Magic Johnson on Twitter: "Happy days are here again!  Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers coach.  I couldn't be happier!"


Ouch!

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@MeloStat301  not the look you want from one of the franchises icons.. 


MDA was right to seek the pick up of his option otherwise he was not invested on teh same time line as Kobe... plus they have a decision to make in free agency...


i think the Lakers might do some 2 year deals with aging stars to try and time something with Kobe's contract.. 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@moneyball He had his chance to coach Erie..foot in the door and denied it....I agree he should be a part of this franchise somehow though.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Marvel  

Pretty much the same cast of characters we had to choose from last season. Count on Chandler, Bargnani, STAT, JR, Felton, Prigioni, Shump, and THJ all to be back.

brookdon
brookdon

lol he has more value than anyone on that roster.

ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK
ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK

@Knicks_Fanatic  dat metro b-i-t-c-h will only show up on a knick loss or a nets win. Otherwise that homeless f-u-c-k is under a bridge somewhere in brooklyn.

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

But xmen said the Nets were a lock to make noise this year...my guess is KG retires.. Pierce signs up for another two years and DWill gains 25 lbs

And kirlenko comes up missing.

brookdon
brookdon

They are screwed worse than we are. They gave up the house and more for Pierce and. Garnett knowing they were done since last playoffs.

Pierce couldn't score on Raymond Felton. RAY FELTON

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@BiggieTKB  That's ok. Just ignore me. I won't take it personally. I was just trying to lighten you up a bit. 

BTW I honestly think some of your posts have merit.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@BiggieTKB  Biggie, do you ever laugh and/or chill or are you always so serious?

brookdon
brookdon

Damn. You'd think he'd try and be neutral lol

rgm891
rgm891

@brookdon  Lmaoo exactly. Even if he decided to come back as a player I will take him over anyone on that team for a year.

brookdon
brookdon

3 drafts picks and a right to swap for 2 guys we all knew were done. Anyone who watched the playoffs last year saw that. Dolan would have been skewered had he made that trade.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@brookdon  

We are both pretty much screwed as far as draft picks. Both Knicks and Nets have only their 2015 first round pick in the next three drafts.

solar_lion
solar_lion

@knicksgirl35 @BiggieTKBBiggie often neutralizes Sandro's ESPN Trade Machine shenanigans with facts and logic derived from his knowledge of the CBA. I'm sure Sandro considers him an aquafiest (party pooper).

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

Such a strange comment. Lol.. I'm good,. .thanks,

brookdon
brookdon

With the way it's raining, he'd need only jump off the sidewalk to drowned.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@rgm891. It definitely was!

knickfan2
knickfan2

Mel Brown, thanks for the imagery. I'm never eating bar-b-que again.

brookdon
brookdon

Two of them were second rounders.....

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@rgm891 @Mel Brown @brookdon  

The funny thing was that many TKBers actually thought that was a good trade...maybe we would've talked our way into that trade too...

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Mel Brown @brookdon 

Dolan gave up 3 picks for Bargnani. Both teams are on the Wimpy for a hamburger today, I'll gladly pay you on Tuesday plan to win.

brookdon
brookdon

No more than Mosgov, Aldrich or Tyler.

brookdon
brookdon

True but the Nets have nothing to build with. We at least have Shump and Timmy to dangle. No one on that Nets roster is tradeable.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@rgm891 @knicksgirl35 @BiggieTKB  He has a really strong personality that comes across.