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Woodson Assistant: Knicks' Way Of Doing Things Will Never Work

Steve Kerr is considering becoming the head coach of the New York Knicks, though he has reservations about how he would operate under Madison Square Garden's stifling culture.

Mike Woodson was fired by the Knicks on Monday.

“This place is crazy,” one of Woodson’s former assistants said on the final day of the regular season. “Their way of doing things around here will never work.”

Via Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Steve Kerr Anticipates Talking Knicks' Job With Jackson

Steve Kerr finally acknowledged that he will be in discussions to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks.

Mike Woodson was fired by the Knicks on Monday.

"I do anticipate talking with Phil Jackson at some point. When that time comes, it will come," Kerr said. "For now, there's really not a whole lot to talk about."

Kerr played for Jackson with the Chicago Bulls.

"It's going to be very interesting. My name is being thrown around. I do anticipate at least being a part of the conversation and we'll see where it all goes."

Jackson said he will immediately begin to conduct a coaching search to find a replacement.

Sources tell Howard Beck of Bleacher Report that Kerr would prefer to stay near the West Coast. Kerr lives in San Diego and has a daughter attending Cal-Berkeley.

Via Ian Begley/ESPN

Source: Kerr Hasn't Spoken To TNT About Altering Schedule For Coaching Job

Steve Kerr declined to comment on the New York Knicks' head coaching situation before he worked Sunday's game between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards for TNT.

"I hope you understand, but I'm not talking about anything," Kerr said.

A source close to Kerr emphatically denied a report that he has spoken with his bosses at Turner Sports about altering his schedule in the event that he accepts a head coaching job.

Kerr could also become a candidate for the Golden State Warriors if Mark Jackson is fired.

Via Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Knicks Fire Mike Woodson, Will Search For New Coach Immediately

The New York Knicks fired Mike Woodson and his coaching staff on Monday.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Phil Jackson said in a statement. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond.

“Everyone in this franchise owes a great deal of gratitude to what Mike and his staff have done. We wish him the best.”

In parts of three seasons with the Knicks, Woodson compiled an overall record of 109-79 (.580) that included two consecutive NBA Playoff appearances and an Atlantic Division title – the team’s first in 19 years.

The search for a new coaching staff will begin immediately.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bulls Were Increasingly Confident Of Carmelo Chances Even Before Cap News

The Chicago Bulls were already feeling increasingly optimistic of their chances of acquiring Carmelo Anthony this offseason, according to sources, and the projected increase in salary cap for 14-15 improves their odds.

The Bulls would have to use their amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer, as well as moving other veteran salary to make Anthony a competitive offer.

The Houston Rockets are also confident that they can create space for Anthony.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Phil Jackson Vowed Changes In Speech To Knicks

Phil Jackson and Jim Dolan addressed the New York Knicks' locker room after the team's season finale, and Jackson made it clear that there will be changes in the offseason.

“Phil was honest; he said it was a disappointing season,” one Knicks player said. “He told us that there will be changes in the locker room and that not all of us will be back."

Jackson also told the Knicks they should be grateful for the job Mike Woodson has done.

Jackson is expected to try to re-sign Carmelo Anthony, but the statuses of Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert, Amar'e Stoudemire and others is unclear.

Via Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Pau Gasol To Receive Interest From Knicks In Free Agency

The New York Knicks will be interested in Pau Gasol in free agency, according to a source.

Gasol won two championships under Knicks president Phil Jackson and would not receive anything close to the $19.3 million per year that he made with the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Gasol would have to accept the Knicks' taxpayer's midlevel exception of approximately $3.2 million.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Carmelo More Concerned About Winning Than Money

Carmelo Anthony will enter free agency after not reaching the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. Anthony has been with the New York Knicks since February of 2011.

"I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win," said Anthony.

"At this point in my career, I'm not concerned about the money," said Anthony.

The Knicks can offer five seasons and $129 million to Anthony.

"I'm not at the point in my career where I want to rebuild."

Via Ian Begley/ESPN

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

Click here for the full list.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Mike Woodson: I'm The Only Guy For Knicks' Job

The New York Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday in a down season in the Eastern Conference, leading to uncertainty in the future of Mike Woodson.

"I'm pleased and happy to have been given this opportunity. And if they bring me back, I'm gonna make damn sure that this doesn't happen again next season," Woodson said.

Woodson said he deserves to coach the final season on his current contract.

"Am I the guy for the job? I'm the only guy for this job. I've always said that. I don't mean that in a braggadocios way. But I feel good about what I do as a coach. And I know the system works."

Via Chris Herring/Wall Street Journal

New York Knicks Archives

Knicks Sign Lamar Odom To Two-Year Deal

The Knicks will have an option on Lamar Odom's contract for the 14-15 season.

Smith Reiterates Personal Belief Anthony Will Re-Sign With Knicks

J.R. Smith reiterated that "in my heart" he does not believe Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks in free agency.

Carmelo Anthony To Rehab Small Tear In Shoulder

Carmelo Anthony will be re-evaluated in one month.

Amar'e Stoudemire Open To Possibility Of Playing For Israeli Club Once NBA Deal Ends

Amar'e Stoudemire is open to the possibility of leaving the NBA when his contract ends after next season in order to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.

Clarence Gaines Jr. Expected To Join Knicks' Front Office

Clarence Gaines Jr. was a longtime scout with the Bulls.

Lamar Odom, Knicks Close To Deal With Team Option For Next Season

Lamar Odom is expected to sign with the Knicks this week, barring any unforeseen snags.

Lakers, Knicks, Celtics Miss Playoffs In Same Season For First Time

The Lakers last missed the playoffs in 2005.

Amar'e: Knicks Might Be Best Team In NBA On Paper

The Knicks won't make the playoffs for the first time since Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were acquired.

Thibodeau: Carmelo Doesn't Get Enough Credit As A Very Good Passer

Tom Thibodeau agreed that Carmelo Anthony's reputation as a selfish ballstopper is overstated.

Anthony Praises Thibodeau's Coaching, Compares System To Popovich

The Bulls and Lakers are expected to be potential suitors for Carmelo Anthony.

Knicks Considering Signing Lamar Odom

The Knicks are weighing whether to sign Lamar Odom before the end of the regular season.

Shumpert Forcing Turnover On 18.5 Percent Of Opponent ISOs

The Knicks have a defensive rating of 102.5 with Iman Shumpert on the floor compared to 111 without him.

Exec: Surprised Knicks Didn't Do More Homework On Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani is averaging 13.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting, but his defense and rebounding are a liability.

J.R. Smith Sets NBA Record For Three-Point Attempts At 22

J.R. Smith set a Knicks' franchise record for three-pointers made.

Carmelo Will Try To Play Through Shoulder Injury

Carmelo Anthony had a season-high nine turnovers in Friday's game and scored 10 points on 5-for-14 shooting.

Study Finds Isiah Thomas As Best Drafting GM Since 1989

Isiah Thomas had a Net Expected Wins Average of +1.7 per pick, with Tracy McGrady, David Lee and Trevor Ariza standing out.

Phil Jackson Acknowledges Carmelo Carrying Heavy Burden

Phil Jackson has already made it clear that he would like Carmelo Anthony to re-sign in the offseason.

Derek Fisher: Coaching Knicks, Even Coaching In General Not On Radar

Derek Fisher has consistently stated he will retire after this season.

Oak Hill Received Six-Figure Royalty Check From Nike For Carmelo Jersey

Nike released an Oak Hill jersey with Carmelo Anthony's name and No. 22 on the back soon after he entered the NBA.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Diagnosed With Sprained Ankle After X-Rays

The Knicks termed Tim Hardaway Jr.'s injury as a sprained ankle.
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