Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jun 16 2012)
Phil Jackson who won 11 NBA titles as a coach says he wasn’t interested in taking the helm of Jim Dolan’s “clumsy” Knicks. In an “HBO Real Sports” interview, Jackson says he was glad Dolan never called.
The knock on LeBron James has been his failure to deliver at crunch time. He seems intent on changing that perception in these N.B.A. finals.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant have played to a virtual statistical tie in the first two games of the N.B.A. finals, but the Heat got the split they wanted in Oklahoma City.
The first two games of the N.B.A. Finals have so far attracted more viewers than any finals since ESPN and ABC’s current deal with the league began in 2002-03, according to Nielsen.
Thunder rumbled over Miami on Friday, but it was just the meteorological variety the city is accustomed to and not the young Oklahoma City Thunder, who have come to town to vie with the Miami Heat for the NBA title.
Phil Jackson views the Knicks as a flawed team and says he would have turned down the franchise had it offered him the head coaching job.
The first two games of the N.B.A. finals attracted more viewers than any finals since ESPN and ABC’s current deal with the league began in 2002-03.
Scott Brooks’s reluctance to change his starting lineup has given the Miami Heat the upper hand in the N.B.A. finals.
Coaching legend Phil Jackson says in an upcoming HBO interview he would not have taken the Knicks job because he believed the Carmelo Anthony-Amar’e Stoudemire pairing has made for a “clumsy team.”
However, later in the interview, which will air Tuesday on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel…