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Phil Jackson becomes New York Knicks president

New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) shoots the ball over New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Phil Jackson, who coached a record 11 NBA championship teams, has agreed to become the new boss of the New York Knicks.

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Los Angeles Lakers thump New York Knicks in Jackson's LA return

Xavier Henry leads the breakaway from Iman Shumpert at the Staples Center.

Reserve Xavier Henry scored 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the New York Knicks 127-96 on Tuesday in a showdown of Phil Jackson's current and former NBA clubs.

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Philadelphia 76ers streak continues after losing heartbreaker to New York Knicks

Tim Hardaway jnr goes up for a dunk for New York against Philadelphia.

Jason Wolf The streak continues, and in excruciating fashion.

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New York Knicks lose to Atlanta Hawks while negotiating buyouts for veteran duo

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is pushed away by teammate Raymond Felton (2) after exchanging word with an Atlanta Hawks player in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 107-98.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Scott Cacciola As the ball went up for the opening tip at Philips Arena on Saturday night, Cole Aldrich draped his left arm over the back of the folding chair next to him. It was empty.

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Michael Jordan still haunting the New York Knicks - nowadays as Charlotte Bobcats owner

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan, left, goes to pass off past Sacramento Kings forward Michael Smith during fourth quarter action in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb.  1, 1996.   Jordan scored 27 ponts to lead the Bulls to a 105-85 victory over the Kings.  With a season record of 40-3, the Bulls set a new NBA record of most wins with three losses.  (AP Photo/Rich  Pedroncelli)

Benjamin Hoffman There was a time when it felt that the only thing standing in the way of the New York Knicks winning an NBA title was Michael Jordan.

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NBA: New York Knicks lose again to increase pressure on coach Mike Woodson

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 1: Head coach Mike Woodson of the New York Knicks yells to a ref during the second half of a game against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden on February. 1, 2014 in New York City. The Heat defeated the Knicks 106-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Rich Schultz /Getty Images/AFP

Andrew Keh It was another day under the spotlight for Mike Woodson, another day spent trying to sidestep it.

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NBA: Kevin Durant drops 41 as Thunder too strong for New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) while shooting in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Oklahoma City won 112-100. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul Levine The match-up between NBA top scorers, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, turned out to be a mismatch.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony open to salary cut if it helps build contending team

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) argues a call with referee Dan Crawford (43) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in New York. The Trail Blazers won the game 94-90. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Scott Cacciola Far removed from the prying eyes of his employers at Madison Square Garden, Carmelo Anthony sat on a dais inside a large ballroom at the Hyatt Regency and, with the media gently nudging him along,...

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NBA: New York Knicks still haven't figured out defensive problems

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, watches the final minutes of the game from the sidelines during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in New York. The Nets defeated the Knicks 103-80.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Scott Cacciola The Brooklyn Nets began to set screens in the opening minutes of their clash with New York, and they never stopped. They set screens at the top of the key. They set screens near the left elbow.

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New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony breaks record to end losing streak

New York New York emphatically ends five-game NBA losing streak with a 125-96 win over Charlotte Bobcats.

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Raymond Felton's arrest makes New York Knicks' nightmare season even worse

Raymond Felton

Scott Cacciola and J David Goodman The New York Knicks were grinding their way to another brutal loss in a season full of them Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

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New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton to play despite gun charge arrest

New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton will play at reigning NBA champions Miami on Thursday despite his arrest on gun charges, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said on Wednesday.

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NBA: Portland Trail Blazers speed past sluggish New York Knicks

Portland Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum shoots over New York Knicks' Tim Hardaway Jr. (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in New York. The Trail Blazers won the game 94-90. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Scott Cacciola The New York Knicks had a third-quarter lead against one of the NBA's premier teams Wednesday night when Raymond Felton was slowed by a screen along the 3-point arc.

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Carmelo Anthony says New York Knicks situation is tough to handle

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shows his disappointment in the closing seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 98-93. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

Ray Glier Carmelo Anthony's legacy is on the line with his next contract, so perhaps that is why the chaos of the New York Knicks' season made him shake his head on the bench with a look of torment early in...

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New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony: 'Anything that can go wrong is going wrong'

New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) talk during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Heat won 108-82. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Scott Cacciola Nobody needed Carmelo Anthony to confirm what everyone already knew. But given his uncertain future with the New York Knicks, his saying it only added to the angst that has gnawed at this team for...

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NBA: New York Knicks riding high on four-game winning streak

New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler dunks the ball during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Andrew Keh During 40 seconds early Thursday night, Mike Woodson used the phrase "day to day" five times. It was a rapid-fire outpouring from the New York Knicks' coach that symbolized the team's pervasive...

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New York Knicks out of answers as Chicago Bulls dish out another loss

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, J.R. Smith, center, and Tyson Chandler watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in New York. The Warriors won the game 126-103. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Scott Cacciola Carmelo Anthony was stuck in the present when he saw a sign Sunday afternoon that predicted his future: "Melo to Chicago.

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NBA: New York Knicks tough to figure out even when they're winning

New York Knicks forward Kenyon Martin (3) dunks in front of Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Scott Cacciola Everything was open for the New York Knicks on Tuesday night: backdoor layups, 3-pointers, the lane.

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NBA: New York Knicks clobber Cleveland Cavaliers with Carmelo Anthony starring

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony smiles during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks won 117-86. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points as the New York Knicks clobbered the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-86 on Thursday at Madison Square Garden arena.

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New York Knicks quiet at NBA trade deadline

New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) shoots the ball over New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Scott Cacciola New York Knicks did not do anything rash or imprudent ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, like take on an onerous long-term contract. Given their history, it was always a possibility.