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NBA: Jackson seeks to recreate magic with the Knicks

Phil Jackson was officially announced as the New York Knicks new president Tuesday, returning to the NBA team where he got his start and vowing to help turn the struggling club around. The 68-year-old Hall of Famer, who has won a record 13 NBA titles as a player and coach, said his aim is to bring a winning tradition back to New York. "I am going to jump in with both feet," Jackson said during a news conference at Madison Square Garden. "We want to build a team. "We're going to make one step at a time. I think that's the most important thing.

Jackson says Anthony is part of Knicks' future plans

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Knicks basketball chief Phil Jackson said on Tuesday he wants to reshape the club into a more fluid, ball-sharing team and that Carmelo Anthony is part of the future plans. "There's no doubt about Carmelo being one of the top scorers in the league, and maybe the best individual isolation players in the game," Jackson said during a news conference at Madison Square Garden where he was introduced as the team's president.

NBA: Jackson agrees to become president of Knicks

Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson has agreed to become the new president of the New York Knicks, the National Basketball Association (NBA) team announced on Tuesday. The former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach was introduced as the new boss of the struggling NBA team at a news conference on Tuesday. gph/ea

Preview: Sharks at Rangers

Henrik Lundqvist will have a tall task ahead if he wishes to become the New York Rangers' winningest goaltender in franchise history on Sunday. Lundqvist looks to accomplish the feat when the red-hot San Jose Sharks pay a visit to Madison Square Garden. After tying Ed Giacomin with his 49th career shutout against Detroit last Sunday, the Swedish Olympian secured his 301st victory to pull even with Mike Richter in New York's 4-2 road triumph over Winnipeg on Friday.

Preview: Knicks at Celtics

While Phil Jackson’s name gets bandied about as a possible hire to run the franchise, the New York Knicks are suddenly clicking on the court. New York seeks its fifth straight victory when it visits the Boston Celtics on Wednesday and suddenly stands just 3 1/2 games behind eighth-place Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics clinched their first losing season since 2006-07 with Tuesday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Preview: Jazz at Knicks

The New York Knicks haven’t won back-to-back games since a four-game winning streak in late January but get the chance to notch a second straight victory when they host the Utah Jazz on Friday. New York ended a seven-game losing streak with an impressive 118-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday and now face a Utah squad that is 0-4 to start a six-game trip. The Jazz have lost seven of their last nine games and own a 7-24 road mark.

Fast start propels Knicks past Timberwolves

Fast start propels Knicks past Timberwolves MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman had good reason to worry before Wednesday's 118-106 loss to the New York Knicks at Target Center. His team had just won four of five games on the season's longest road trip -- and six of its last seven overall -- before it arrived home to begin a portion of its schedule that presumably was more favorable for a team chasing a distant playoff spot in the West.

Preview: Knicks at Bucks

The New York Knicks' recently-vaunted offense finally ran out of steam in a one-sided loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday night. The climb back to .500 begins anew Monday as the Knicks visit Milwaukee for a date with the lowly Bucks. New York managed just 91 points against the Heat after scoring more than 110 in four straight games; getting back to those lofty scoring numbers will be made easier against a Milwaukee team allowing the fourth-most points in the East.

Preview: Islanders at Rangers

The New York Rangers and Islanders are getting to know each other quite well of late. The Metropolitan Division rivals meet for the third time in 11 days and final time this season on Friday, when they reconvene at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers dropped a 5-3 decision to the Islanders on Jan. 21 before improving to 2-0-0 at Yankee Stadium with a pitchers' duel-like 2-1 triumph on Wednesday.

Analysis: Charter's bid for Time Warner Cable hinges on Rutledge's skill

By Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Charter Communications Inc campaigns for investor support for its $37.3 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, Charter Chief Executive Officer Tom Rutledge and his turnaround skills are front and center of that effort. But Rutledge's track record as chief operating officer of Cablevision Systems Corp from 2004 to 2011 shows that he may not be quite the miracle worker that allies like to portray him as.
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