Phil Jackson becoming the new president of The New York Knicks pretty much means he’s bringing nothing but winners onto his squad, especially after he not only let go of head coach Mike Woodson, but the entire coaching staff, last month. Having won 11 NBA Championships, coaching the likes of Michael Jordan,Kobe Bryant & Shaquille O’ Neal, and instituting what is probably the most important offensive scheme of the past two decades (the triangle offense), its safe to say that wherever Phil goes, success usually follows.
Steve Kerr may be following.
According to the New York Daily News, Steve Kerr, former teammate of Michael Jordan during the Bull’s 1998 championship run, and a member of the San Antonio Spurs’ 2003 championship team, is nearing a deal to become the next coach of the New York Knicks, and the first coach in the Phil Jackson regime.
The Knicks narrowly missed the playoffs this past season, finishing just a game behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final Eastern Conference spot, and heavily speculation began as to whether or not Carmelo Anthony would be returning to the team. However, all indications point to the fact that Melo will be wearing blue and orange once again next season, and considering his current complete revamping of the coaching staff, it appears Phil Jackson is 100% devoted to making sure it isn’t in vain.
Kevin Durant‘s got to play the game of his life tonight. Amid all the criticisms: the fact that he doesn’t demand the ball from Russell Westbrook in the playoffs, the fact that an MVP doesn’t admit to being rattled by an opposing defender (even Tony Allen), the fact that his squad, originally hailed as the favorite to come out of the West, is on the verge of being eliminated from the 2014 playoffs, Kevin Durant has to play the game of his life tonight.
Hopefully, the headline that came from his hometown newspaper, “Mr. Unreliable”, will help fuel the fire in Durant’s heart, because he just became aware of it. Hours before tip-off, a reporter asked Kevin Durant about the headline, you can watch his response above.
Donald Sterling came at me. New York City ain’t happy.
The Donald Sterling decision came down Tuesday and both critics and fans of the NBA as an organization were thrilled with the lifetime ban the racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was issued.
After one of our sports correspondents, Brandon Robinson, hit the NBA press conference to ask Silver about the future of investing in the Los Angeles Clippers–a day after all of their major sponsors cut all ties with them–our sports writer Shaina Auxilly hit the streets of New York City–midtown, outside the NBA Store to be specific–to get the people’s opinion shortly after the decision came down. Their reactions, and some hilarity, below.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, favored by many to represent the Western Conference in this summer’s NBA Finals, ran into a mild roadblock at home last night against the pesky Memphis Grizzlies, who, incidentally, was the team that ended the Thunder’s championship dreams last season in their second round series.
Last night, the Thunder trailed for the majority of the game, but they rallied behind their crowd in the 4th quarter and eventually forced overtime–during which they fell victim–thanks in large part to this ridiculous near-circus shot from the probable NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
The decisive play to force overtime was an equally improbable tip-in from Thunder center Kendrick Perkins as time expired in regulation, but without this play, that would’ve been nothing but make the final margin closer.
It was announced that wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The news came as a shock to Eagles fans. Just two years ago, he signed with the team for a five year extension.
The announcement was made on the team’s Twitter account. There has been talks about him getting traded to another teams like the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
Many people wondered why he was cut as he was due to make $10.5 million in 2014 and was owed $30.5 million for the remainder of his deal but none of the money was guaranteed. There are reports speculating that he was let go because of his alleged involvement with gangs.
After careful consideration this offseason, Eagles decide to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today.
The New York Jets have decided to release Antonio Cromartie.
The New York Jets made a decision that will save them millions by releasing their cornerback, Antonio Cromartie. This would have been his final year with the team and it would have cost them in total around $20 million. Cromartie was coming off an injury which resulted in one of his worst seasons. There might be hopes of the Jets gaining Antonio Cromartie back with a reduced salary or they might shop their options for a new cornerback. Antonio Cromartie was a great asset to the Jets so it would be terrible to see them just release him without even attempting to resign him with a better contract that fits their needs. Stay tuned for more updates.
Ladies & gentleman…The Source will be hosting the city’s hottest Superbowl XLVIII Viewing Party event this coming Sunday, February 2nd, at Clyde Fraziers, and you’re invited! One lucky winner and their guest will win complimentary tickets to attend this exciting event which will include free admission, food and drinks (open to New York residents). Additional contests and raffles on the night of the event.
Our Superbowl Viewing party will run from 4pm-11pm, and unless you’re a contest winner, the minimum for a table is $75, so take part in our contest, the winner could be you.
Tomorrow (1/13/2013) The Source Sports presents our 2013 Rookie Of The Year .
Like everything at The Source Magazine and The Source Online we decided the winner via committee. This year we payed extra attention to the response you guys gave us on our Facebook & Twitter accounts.
Check out the finalists and clips of their performance below.
It’s not too late to let us know who you think it should be. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the winner!