Nuggets president says Shaw won’t coach knicks

Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter

That Derek Fisher introductory press conference with the Knicks took another step toward reality after Nuggets President Josh Kroenke told Yahoo! Sports that Brian Shaw isn’t going anywhere.

“Brian has said publicly – and privately to us – that his desire is to be here, and we feel strongly about him as our coach,” Kroenke told Yahoo Sports. “I don’t foresee a scenario or circumstance where he’s going to be anywhere but with the Nuggets next season.”

With Shaw out of the picture, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! called Fisher the “frontrunner for the Knicks job,” according to league sources.

Fisher and the Oklahoma City Thunder are down 2-0 to the San Antonio Spurs, with Game 3 set for Sunday night in OKC.

Playing without big ma Serge Ibaka, the Thunder look like they could get swept or lose in five games.

At that point, Knicks President Phil Jackson would be able to speak with Fisher, who played for Jackson with the Lakers, about potentially taking the Knicks job.

“We touched base right before his official press conference [in March] when he accepted the job,’’ Fisher recently told the New York Post of Jackson. “Since then, we haven’t spoken. Obviously he’s busy trying to make the changes he needs to make there. I have a day job as well. I think he respects that more than anybody. He taught me a lot about how to operate at this time of year.

“We talk every offseason. I’m sure we’ll talk again when this season is over. But I don’t have any intention of reaching out to him. I think he respects what I’m in right now as well.’’


Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider for NBA.com and SNY.tv. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.




98 comments
kph16
kph16

I said this on the last post about Shaw too. Stephen A. Smith is a joke. He starts rumors just for publicity.... He never has any legitimacy to his quotes.

RivDim
RivDim

@MeloStat301

No team president has or should have "full control" over the organization. Either via proxy or personally ownership generally has final say or veto power (ezersized more frequently than we read about) over major financial investments. This idea that Dolan is the only owner with input on the overall structure of his or her organization is a media fiction. It's a retaliation tactic aimed at getting MSG to loosen up on its anti media policies.

Dolan certainly has his flaws imo. But had he not 'meddled' with the Melo trade, Donnie Walsh in addition to trading David Lee to sign fractured patella Amare Stoudimiere to a max deal would have traded for inflamed ankles Deron Willimas at the request of his great head coach hire Mike __antoni.

edb7777
edb7777

Phil Jax should lure Pat Riley out of retirement and Mind F the whole league.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Sterling agreed to let his wife sell the team. Everyone in the media is happy. I did read that Sterling's friend was gearing up to buy the team. Birds of a feather?

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Knicksgirl is a bad*** lol bringing hard to tkb shoutout

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Listen everybody knows if Dolan was still running the show, a big "name" coach would be here...now that its obvious Phil is in control people have slight problem with it...I mean I get it...I'm not totally sold on Fish...but hey beggers cant be choosers.


IF ANYTHING....this means Phil really does have a lot of control...is it full?  I'll let it play out still...but these are all Phils suggestions and moves..nothing to do with Dolan....good thing right?

brookdon
brookdon

Not a fan of this Fisher thing at all.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Big Shot Chauncey to coach the Cavs??:


Cavs owner Dan Gilbert loves Billups, and with Jason Kidd having success in his first season as a coach after retiring as a point guard, there could be some consideration for Billups, who hasn't yet retired. But sources in Detroit say Billups always has wanted to become a general manager, not a coach. Cleveland Plain Dealer -

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

NBA DRAFT VOTE:


At last week’s pre-draft camp in Chicago, I posed the following question to 31 draft-eligible players: If you were a general manager and had the No. 1 pick in the June 26 draft, whom would you select? The players were granted anonymity and the only stipulations placed on their response was that they couldn’t vote for themselves and that they couldn’t vote for one of their teammates from college. In a draft, where NBA officials and so-called basketball experts adamantly insist there are four or even five legitimate No. 1 candidates, Parker blew away the field. Racine Journal-Times


Parker game is NBA ready..pretty polished..

edb7777
edb7777

@RivDim Going with the conspiracy theory....Walsh was still on Birds payroll.  Because that would have been almost enough to make me a Hornets fan.

1harris1
1harris1

Interesting story, although I don't believe it.

edb7777
edb7777

@SheSaidSpikeWho Owners have to approve any buyer right?  They'll probably be smarter with that situation...I hope.

RivDim
RivDim

@MeloStat301

No team president has or should have "full control". Either via proxy or personally ownership generally has final say or veto power (ezersized more frequently than we read about) over major financial investments. This idea that Dolan is the only owner with input on the overall structure of his or her organization is a media fiction. It's a retaliation tactic aimed at getting MSG to loosen up on its anti media policies.

Dolan certainly has his flaws imo. But had he not 'meddled' with the Melo trade, Donnie Walsh in addition to trading David Lee to sign fractured patella Amare Stoudimiere to a max deal would have traded for inflamed ankles Deron Willimas at the request of his great head coach hire Mike __antoni.

johneco
johneco

@brookdon  How do you feel about Riley hiring Spo?  That worked out pretty well IMO.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@brookdon Apparently if you get tagged by Phil you're golden.

I'm not a fan of it at all, but we knew exactly what we were getting the moment Phil signed... Everything done his way.... and his way only.

That's how he became a legend, and that's how we went out in embarassing fashion.

jtru001
jtru001

@brookdon it think he will do similar to J Kidd they comparable IQ wise and a respected leader so maybe

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@MeloStat301 

The Cavs did contact Billy Donovan and were turned down. They aren't having much luck in finding a name coach.

edb7777
edb7777

@MeloStat301 I don't see how there are any more than 3 candidates for the top spot.  Doubt anyone would pass on Embiid, Parker and Wiggins.  I'd go with Embiid. Especially if the Cavs keep the pick.  There wouldn't be enough basketballs in Cleveland for Kyrie, Waiters and Parker...and Wiggins is still a few years away.

jtru001
jtru001

@MeloStat301 Parker is the most ready but i think wiggins by far has the higher ceiling

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Lol idk haven't meet her she just said that city guys have no balls lol

brookdon
brookdon

No need for hostility lol

Phil essentially is about to hire a yes man. There are better candidates out there.

jtru001
jtru001

@Knicks_Fanatic @MeloStat301 i would look at dudes like Hollins, calipari, maybe mark jackson likely they will turn it down as well tho...but that pick and having irving could be enticing.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Doubt it...Cavs need a wing player after a bust on bennet...Embiid back is fully healthy...then yeah I can see him going number 1..

jtru001
jtru001

@Jesse Brand foh aint shy lmao...if i wanted it for real i would just ask her lmao

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Jesse Brand I didn't say that. I said the folks like Lebron, Kerr and whoever else is complaining about how tough it is to be on a NY team should stop whining and moaning and that they have no ballz. The city guys I know are tough and cool. Read the post again. I wasn't referring to city guys AT ALL!

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

We are! He's interested just a little shy

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@brookdon 

You have a different criteria for evaluating candidates than Phil Jackson does. If you read about Red Auerbach and Phil Jackson, you will find they were both very unconventional in their philosophy and approach to the game.

jtru001
jtru001

@brookdon i think he following what Riley did in miami tbh put in a coach and mentor him....much like the spo situation

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@jtru001 @Knicks_Fanatic @MeloStat301 

I believe Hollins is done as a coach, along with Sloan, Karl, Del Negro, and Jackson.  The NBA is turning away from these older, set in their way, types and moving on towards younger coaches that embrace advanced statistics and metrics. 

Not saying they won't get hired, but their old school ways have seen their better days. The front office wants more control over the team and wants coaches that take input from above. That cost Karl, Hollins, and Mark Jackson their jobs.

jtru001
jtru001

@MeloStat301 @jtru001 that said if im cleveland i would look at embiid on need alone...a parker or wiggins could help but, they seem to need a big more than anything...wiggins is the better defender so there is something there as well...its still up in the air for me

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@thatsagoodpoint 

LOL... A triumvirate of "Irving", "Wiggins", and "LeFlop" IMO would excite LeFlop more than any other player in this draft that could be drafted by Cleveland. LeFlop already has a jones for Wiggins, and he also see Wiggins as the next "great young anointed superstar talent!"  

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@thatsagoodpoint @MeloStat301  Those wing players..wiggins and parker will be good to great...cant be sure about embiid..especially a big man with a bad back?  Red flag..look at Oden with his knees..he was a franchise altering piece coming into the draft..and bust.  A great center is rare to come by...I get it...but Embiid isn't more of a sure thing than wiggins n Parker.