Mike Woodson continues to be defiant when asked about a Knicks future that isn’t likely to include him. Phil Jackson is slated to be introduced Tuesday as the team’s new president of basketball operations, and the Zen Master is widely expected to bring in a head coach of his choosing regardless of how Woodson’s team finishes this season.
Walt Frazier is like the rest of us. He doesn’t know the answer to the $130 million question: Does his old roommate on the road, Phil Jackson, think he can win a title in New York with Carmelo Anthony? Now if you’re asking whether Jackson can get the Knicks star to change the way he plays, that’s another matter.
Fifteen million dollars? Autonomy to preside over a showcase NBA franchise in New York? There was a time, a far cry from this moment, when Phil Jackson was living paycheck to paycheck, making do with little more than meal money, installing an erratic flex offense with players named Andre Gaddy and Ralph McPherson, not Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
With China as the big revenue prize, the National Basketball Association is steadily stoking interest and wooing fans across the region.
Washington erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to move ahead of the Nets for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Lamar Odom’s brief venture into European basketball has been cut short by a back injury, according to his Spanish club.
Joakim Noah had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Taj Gibson scored seven of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls held off the Sacramento Kings 94-87 Saturday night.
Paul George scored 30 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 25-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-104 in overtime on Saturday night.
Paul Millsap had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague added 15 points and 10 assists, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied for their third straight win with a 97-92 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
Moments after the final horn sounded, the Twitter feed @didthesixerswin posted an update.
John Wall scored 33 points, Drew Gooden got 11 of his 21 in the final quarter and the Wizards overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 101-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.