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NBA: Jackson seeks to recreate magic with the Knicks

Phil Jackson vowed to revive the struggling New York Knicks as he was officially announced as their new president Tuesday, returning to the team where he started his glittering career. The 68-year-old Hall of Famer, who has won a record 13 NBA titles as a player and coach, said his aim was 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.

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.

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.

Jackson introduced as president of Knicks

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Phil Jackson was officially named president of the New York Knicks on Tuesday in a move the National Basketball Association team hopes will help restore a winning culture to the franchise. Jackson, a link to the Knicks' glory days as a defensive-minded role player on teams that won two NBA titles in the early 1970s, went on to win a record 11 NBA titles as a head coach - six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Jackson agrees to become Knicks president

Phil Jackson, who coached a record 11 NBA championship teams, has agreed to become the new boss of the New York Knicks, the National Basketball Association team announced on Tuesday. The former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach was introduced as the new president of basketball operations of the struggling NBA team at a news conference. "We want to build a team," Jackson said. "This is the best place to play basketball."

NBA: Knicks counting on Jackson to revive fortunes

Phil Jackson, who coached a record 11 NBA championship teams, has agreed to return to the struggling New York Knicks, the National Basketball Association team announced on Tuesday. The former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach was introduced as the president of basketball operations of the beleaguered NBA team at a news conference. "I am going to jump in with both feet," Jackson said. "We want to build a team. This is the best place to play basketball." Jackson will be trying to recreate the magic he was part of with the Knicks in the 1970s.

Knicks 115, Bucks 94

Knicks 115, Bucks 94: Carmelo Anthony led five players in double figures with 23 points as host New York extended its winning streak to a season-long six games. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points off the bench and both J.R. Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire tallied 15 for the Knicks, whose average margin of victory during the surge is 17.8 points. Iman Shumpert rounded out the double-digit scorers with 14 points as New York extended its home winning streak against Milwaukee to five games.

Knicks 115, Bucks 94

Knicks 115, Bucks 94: Carmelo Anthony led five players in double figures with 23 points as host New York extended its winning streak to a season-long six games. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points off the bench and both J.R. Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire tallied 15 for the Knicks, whose average margin of victory during the surge is 17.8 points. Iman Shumpert rounded out the double-digit scorers with 14 points as New York extended its home winning streak against Milwaukee to five games.

NBA: Knicks plan news on Tuesday as Jackson talk swirls

The New York Knicks announced Friday they will make a "major announcement" on Tuesday as reports swirled they will put former Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson in charge of the struggling NBA team. ESPN reported that Jackson, who has coached a record 11 NBA championship teams, was expected to complete an agreement Friday that would put him in charge of all basketball decisions for the Knicks. Jackson, 68, retired as a coach in May of 2011 after having guided the Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s and the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA crowns from 2000-2010.
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