New York Knicks WiretapApril 2008 New York Knicks Wiretap

Mark Jackson To Interview In Chicago

Apr 29, 2008 3:55 PM

Current ABC analyst Mark Jackson will interview on Wednesday for the heading coach position with the Bulls, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

They will likely meet in Los Angeles despite his rumored status as the leading candidate for the same job in New York.

Jackson met with Donnie Walsh in Phoenix last week.

The Chicago Sun-Times

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Donnie Interested In D'Antoni?

Apr 29, 2008 10:17 AM

Donnie Walsh seems to be broadening his coaching search as he has an eye on Phoenix coach Mike D'Antoni should the Suns decide to fire him, according to the New York Post.

A source close to Walsh leaked the rumor, as the probability of D'Antoni being fired after a first round exit against the Spurs increases.

"He wants to see how the playoffs unfold," the source said of Walsh. "Mark [Jackson] could still very well get the job, but even if you're 90 percent sure, you don't want to just hand him the job right away."

Aside from Jackson, Walsh appears interested in D'Antoni, Avery Johnson, Sam Mitchell and Flip Saunders.

The New York Post

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M. Jackson To Discuss Bulls Job With Paxson

Apr 28, 2008 7:26 AM

Mark Jackson, considered the front-runner for the head coaching vacancy with the Knicks, is set to discuss the same job with the Bulls this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Bulls general manager John Paxson initially contacted Jackson last week about meeting with him for an interview.

Jackson has maintained that his preference would be to take over the helm of the Knicks, but appears to be keeping his options open.

Paxson has a number of candidates on his list, but will have to wait for several teams to be eliminated from the postseason in order to schedule interviews.

The Chicago Tribune

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Knicks May Keep Close Eye On Raptors' Mitchell

Apr 28, 2008 6:23 AM

With the Raptors on the verge of being eliminated from the playoffs, there is speculation that GM Bryan Colangelo may make a move, with Head Coach Sam Mitchell possibly becoming a casualty of a poor end to the season, Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting.

Colangelo has not hired a coach in Toronto, and should D'Antoni be cut loose in Phoenix he may be a target.

Donnie Walsh and the Knicks, meanwhile, would appear to be interested if Mitchell hits the open market. Walsh was poised to interview Mitchell last season while with the Pacers when it appeared that Toronto would not renew his contract.

Mark Jackson, who still appears to be the favorite with the Knicks, is expected to talk to the Bulls Wednesday.

New York Post

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Ewing Wants To Interview With Walsh

Apr 27, 2008 9:29 AM

Knick legend Patrick Ewing is 'bothered' by the lack of contact from new team executive Donnie Walsh, according to the New York Daily News.

He is looking for Walsh to bring him in for an interview involving the team's head coaching vacancy.

"No, no one's contacted me....It did (bother me), but I guess that's life," Ewing said during an interview with TNT. "I'm in a great situation here in Orlando working (as an assistant coach) with (Dwight Howard). If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. But yes, it did bother me."

"Obviously I played in New York, I know the area, I know the team, I know the fans, I know everybody," he added. "I know the media. So naturally I would love to interview."

The New York Daily News

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Pitino Has No Interest In The NBA

Apr 27, 2008 7:06 AM

Even if Knick President Donnie Walsh comes calling, Rick Pitino said that he has no interest in returning to the NBA, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post.

"It's a young man's game," Pitino told The Post. "I'm 55 now. I take 15 hours now to prepare for one game. I don't know how I'd do that 90 times a year. I take my hat off to Pat Riley and Phil Jackson. I don't know how they do it."

New York Post

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Kenny Smith Enters Radar For Knick GM

Apr 27, 2008 6:57 AM

Kenny Smith may make the jump from TNT analyst to the new GM of the New York Knicks, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News is reporting.

Smith is scheduled to interview this week with Knicks'President Donnie Walsh, according to a source.

Smith will be one of many candidates interviewed for the position currently held by Glen Grunwald, who was hired by Isiah Thomas.

New York Daily News

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Walsh, Jackson Meet In Phoenix

Apr 26, 2008 10:02 AM

Donnie Walsh met with Mark Jackson on Friday night in Phoenix, according to the New York Daily News.

It is believed that they met to discuss the possibility of Jackson becoming the next coach of the Knicks, but the team would not confirm or deny that Walsh went out west for the meeting.

Jackson was in Phoenix as part of his job with TNT, announcing a game between the Suns and Spurs.

The New York Daily News

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If Karl Is Fired Knicks Could Come Calling

Apr 25, 2008 4:10 PM

There are rumors that if the Nuggets choose to fire coach George Karl that the Knicks could come calling, according to the New York Post.

Several years ago Karl claimed that he had always wanted to coach in New York, something that might become a possibility within the next few weeks.

There have been reports out of Denver that the team could fire Karl at the end of their season, especially if the Lakers complete a sweep of the Nuggets in their first round series.

"The longer you're with a team, the more people like you and the more people dislike you," Karl told the Rocky Mountain News. "I don't think it's worthwhile to pay attention to that; to de-energize me and waste my energy."

The New York Post

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Walsh Includes Person In Coaching Search

Apr 25, 2008 9:00 AM

Donnie Walsh has extended his search for the next coach of the New York Knicks to include Chuck Person, according to Newsday.

Person is a former Walsh protege, who is currently working as an assistant for the Kings. Walsh is expected to contact Sacramento about having an interview with Person, who was drafted by the former Pacer executive in Indiana.

"I've talked to quite a few people, not so much that are candidates, but [other] people about the candidates," Walsh said. "And there are some guys that I probably will call up their franchises and ask to see if I can get permission."

Newsday

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Knicks Will Try To Shop Marbury
Stephon Marbury is rehabilitating his ankle in Phoenix and hopes to return to the Knicks next season, but many people believe he's set to change addresses.

The New York Daily News

Walsh, Mark Jackson Set To Meet
Many believe that the Knicks' coaching vacancy is a one horse race with Mark Jackson the strong favorite, and the only thing which would make things interesting is if a current coach, such as the Raptors' Sam Mitchell, is fired.

New York Post

Bird: Jackson A Good Fit For Knicks
Larry Bird, a former coach of Mark Jackson in Indiana, believes that the point guard is the perfect fit for the Knicks.

The New York Post

Walsh Insists Jackson Isn't Only Candidate
Donnie Walsh claims that Mark Jackson isn't the only candidate for the Knicks' vacant head coaching position.

The New York Times

Van Gundy Off Knicks' List
Donnie Walsh has announced that former Knick coach Jeff Van Gundy is now off the team's list of head coaching candidates after speaking to him today on the phone.

New York Post

Chicago Has Contacted Mark Jackson
The Chicago Bulls have contacted Mark Jackson about their vacant coaching position, but it is not yet known whether he'll interview for the job.

The New York Daily News

Report: Isiah Banned From Contacting Players
Isiah Thomas has been banned from having any contact with his former players as part of an agreement with Donnie Walsh, according to a report on ESPN.com.

ESPN

Herb Williams Gets First Knicks Interview
With Scott Skiles firmly planted in Milwaukee, Herb Williams received the first interview for the vacant head coaching job of the Knicks on Monday.

The New York Post

Van Gundy: Jax Deserves Gig
Longshot coaching candidate Jeff Van Gundy isn't sure what he thinks about being included on Donnie Walsh's list after giving Mark Jackson an on-air endorsement on Saturday.

The New York Post

Jackson Intrigued By Knick Job
Former Knick Mark Jackson could be the team's head coach next season.

New York Times

Wolves And Knicks Win Key Lottery Tiebreakers
Four ties among teams that finished the 2007-08 NBA regular season with identical records were broken today through random drawings to help determine the order of selection for the 2008 NBA Draft.

Press Release

Isiah Fired As Head Coach
Isiah Thomas has been fired as the head coach of the New York Knicks.

AP

Jermaine A Possibilty For Knicks?
Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal might be a short-term possibility for the Knicks this offseason.

New York Post

Knicks Closing In On Mark Jackson
An NBA executive familiar with Donnie Walsh?s plans said late Thursday night that Mark Jackson has emerged as the Knicks' leading head coach candidate.

Yahoo!

Report: Isiah Out As Knicks' Coach
The New York Daily News reports that Isiah Thomas will be fired from his position as head coach.

New York Daily News

Skiles To Coach Bucks?
Former Bulls coach Scott Skiles is believed to be in talks with the Milwaukee Bucks, and a deal could be in place by as early as next week.

New York Daily News

Curry On Edge About His Future In New York
With Donnie Walsh reportedly preferring defensive oriented big men, Eddy Curry is nervous about where he stands in New York.

New York Post

Walsh: Decision On Thomas Could Come This Week
Donnie Walsh claims that he hasn't yet made his decision on coach Isiah Thomas, but that a verdict could come as soon as Thursday or Friday.

The New York Post

Walsh Will Interview King And Sund For GM Post
Donnie Walsh plans to interview Billy King and Rick Sund about the Knicks' GM post, the Daily News has learned.

New York Daily News

Marbury Tables Euro Talk, Eyes Return
Stephon Marbury has tabled his plans to play in Italy for a few years and said that he hopes to play in the NBA until that time.

The New York Post