Phil Jackson likes Brian Shaw, who is happy in Denver

Phil Jackson prefers Brian Shaw over Derek Fisher, a source told reporter Marc Berman (New York Post, May 21).

Shaw has repeatedly said that he is happy as head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

“I’m happy where I am. I’m looking forward to coaching a healthy, full complement of players with the Nuggets next year and improving what we did,” Shaw said.

He is also under contract in Denver.

Sam Spiegelman

Is it just me, or is anyone else all of a sudden feeling even more pessimistic about the Knicks’ coaching search?

I was very, very confident in Phil Jackson’s pursuit of Steve Kerr. I grew even more intrigued when I found out the Warriors and Lakers coveted Kerr as well. The hot coach on the market? A playoff team wants him? The Lakers are willing to hire him? It seemed a great choice, but the Warriors wound up nabbing him.

Now the options turn to assists and former coaches — Brian Shaw, Mike Dunleavy — that doesn’t intrigue me at all. I’m not even a potential Derek Fisher hires me either. I see the similarities a Fisher hire would have to that of Kerr, but Kerr has spent time in an NBA front office and watching from the broadcast booth; Fisher is still in the midst of his playing career. There was a time when Jason Kidd didn’t look like he knew what he was doing in his first year, and although he ended up righting the ship, he had a boatload of veteran players to help him through it.

The coaching hire is Jackson’s first big move as president. He fired Mike Woodson, which we all saw coming, but now he needs “his guy.” But who fits that mold and who is willing to come to New York?

At this point, I don’t know and I’m not as optimistic as I once was. I do know that a lot depends upon this hire.




119 comments
frankieboy
frankieboy

I love he is taking his time. Even more optimistic. Disagree w article

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

My favorite Knick role players of all-time:


1. John Starks

2. Anthony Mason

3.Larry Johnson

4. charles Oakley

5. Xavier Mcdaniels

6. Charlie Ward

7. iman Shumpert


Some would say Latrell spreewell.  I wouldn't.  He was a star player for the Knicks along with A. Houston at the time.  


Anyone I miss?

edb7777
edb7777

My question: How hard would it be for an established coach to learn to implement the triangle? Lots of coaches change systems to fit personnel...would this be that different?

hosket
hosket

Relax, Sam.  It's a good thing there is now an official coach search.    Phil is now going to interview, hopefully a number of candidates..  Kerr comments at his news conference proved he is a family man, from California, who had a opening drop in his lap, who would wilt in NYC..........who doesn't want to build a team from scratch.  Good for him.  

He has a team evaluating college talent....we don't start picking/signing until the 60th guy is off the board.....anyway...And if we buy or trade for a pick...they'll get him.....it's the  scouts/GM/Presidents call anyway


Sit back and enjoy it....Fisher ...OK...Lue OK....Walton OK....Jackson OK.....Don't make this the damn  Rubicon......


jtru001
jtru001

Hardaway Jr first team all rookie....thats whats up

Dullah Dakidd
Dullah Dakidd

This blog is like a High School lunchroom...

LOL...

theking
theking

so I get banned for no reason?? lmaooo this blog I petty.

Dullah Dakidd
Dullah Dakidd

I HAVE NOT nor will I ever flag someone or try to get them banned because I can fight my own battles... But are people REALLY taking up for AKAMARB? REALLY?

This is THE MOST offensive person on this blog... If he got banned I'm pretty sure it was justified (for something at SOME point)he keeps pushing the envelope and EVERYBODY here knows it...

So stop with the pity party for this guy... He'll be back as soon as he's done disrespecting people on WSHH message boards...

The guy is a bonefied troll who posts ridiculous adages just to get people riled up so he can start insulting people... Its entertaining but also a bannable offense... It is what it is... I look forward to him coming back and entertaining me again but please stop with the bullisht about not deserving to be banned... Sure there are others that do it and have done it... They just haven't been caught... Thing is he does it so blatantly and so often (name calling disrespectfulness) that he stands out..

If it was just about a differing of opinion then I would feel differently about the situation... But it most likely wasn't...

As much as Sandro is disliked for his opinions I do not think he should be banned or flagged because he doesn't BLATANTLY resort to childish behavior... Although he may dis you on the low... LOL... As for akamarb EFF HIM... Hell be back and hopefully he will have learned name calling and trolling just to troll won't fly here.

Israel Osorio
Israel Osorio

Why is cris smith posting he's back on the knicks?

brookdon
brookdon

Hard to teach something you've never learned/used before.

edb7777
edb7777

@SuperDuper Is SAS ever right about anything?  He's entertainment value more than news....like ESPNs version of Good Morning America.

jtru001
jtru001

also completely user controlled anyone can post "articles/essays" to be commented on....

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

How do u know he was banned?

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@pezhao  Well, he was true to his words. He would not coach the team despite being offered the position. He was offered the coaching job and turned it down. He called the roster "clumsy" in that they don't fit well together. That doesn't mean the team doesn't have "talent". He took $60 mill over 5 years to change what he considers a clumsily put together roster. 

rgm891
rgm891

@pezhao  Irvin who do u want to coach this Knicks team?

jtru001
jtru001

@Israel Osorio that guy is a herb and if it wasent for his brother would have never even been looked at as an NBA candidate.

Israel Osorio
Israel Osorio

I think the knicks plan to roll with Chris and get rid of Felton till the 2015 season.

theking
theking

@BiggieTKB idk. but I know I posted and was not seeing it later so I knew I was banned. idk what I did to get banned but if ppl want to play that game im gonna flag ppls post I don't get along with I can be just as petty

jtru001
jtru001

@theking @pezhao i say the same but i dont see NYK dumping both of them so likely we gonna have to ride one of them out

jtru001
jtru001

@pezhao personally i think our roster would fit the triangle lovely....W/ melo, a new pg and stat/bargs i think they are good fit in the triangle w/ melo playing that kobe/jordan role....just need a decent PG, and an actual Center that can actually play

jtru001
jtru001

@pezhao not long ago Spoelstra was viewed as Riley's puppet...i think Phil wants to mentor a new coach in the same way....have some fait my g

jtru001
jtru001

@pezhao no not wrong they were clumsy but talented, coach woodbald did not know how to use that roster to its strengths...imo

jtru001
jtru001

@Israel Osorio lmaooo funny...Chris is horrible i would rather go with Toure Murray if thats the case

brookdon
brookdon

Clyde's team was STACKED. But I'm in the same boat I never saw him play but Ewing legit carried the team and would have won multiple with more help (and maybe a different era) as well

rgm891
rgm891

@MeloStat301 @Sandro Guedes  I never saw Frasier play myself. The way people describe him to me is magical.  A Knicks God. That's why I choose him over Ewing. Legend

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Sandro Guedes I was torn between Pat and Clyde...Clyde I would say the greatest...but Pat is my fav..I never saw Clyde play...but he is one of the top PG in history and 2 rings...Pat is one of the greatest C's in history with no rings....although Ewing holds mostly all the records in Ny Knick history...which can put him as greatest Knick ever..lol..its tough one.