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Bill Simmons said in The Book of Basketball that NBA coaches were overrated.

“[T]here’s no concrete evidence that they make a genuine, consistent difference except for a small handful of gifted leaders and forward thinkers…unless you’re teaming an elite coach with a quality roster, … 3,338 more words

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Life Without Porzingis

The New York Knicks will be without their lone all-star for the rest of the season due to an ACL tear in his left leg. 496 more words

Real Quick: NBA Coaching Conundrum

By Opinionated MJ (Michael Tolliver)

I’ve got a few problems with the makeup of these organizations and the moves they’ve been making when it comes to coaching. 649 more words

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Quotes to ponder #5

It’s not the last impact that destroyed the stone, but the thousands that came before it.

Phil Jackson


The Dime Podcast Ep. 15: Chris Herring Talks Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler And Tales From The Knicks Beat

Hello, friends. It’s time for another episode of the Dime Podcast, and this week we’re joined by Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) from ESPN and FiveThirtyEight to discuss everything going on in the Association. 331 more words

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Rare Good Phil Jackson Idea: Mandatory Octopus Tasting During Job Interviews

Then-New York Knicks president Phil Jackson shared a meal with Dennis Smith Jr. before last year’s NBA draft. While they dined a major red flag arose, which might explain why the Knicks passed on the point guard in favor of Frank Ntilikina. 221 more words


Phil Jackson Forced Lauri Markkanen To Eat Raw Meat In A Pre-Draft Meeting

Remember when Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks were seriously entertaining the thought of trading Kristaps Porzingis? Obviously, that never came to fruition and Jackson is no longer running the franchise’s office but, for a few weeks over the summer, whispers (and full-fledged screams) about the 22-year-old big man being firmly on the market were real and it was something of a wild scene. 279 more words