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    While Phil Jackson repeated he would "have to listen" to a Knicks offer, president Isiah Thomas said his next coach would not have to worry about input into personnel decisions.
    Jackson confidant Charley Rosen said Sunday he doubts his buddy would accept a Knicks job because he would need "veto power" as far as player moves.

    "Any coach I hire will have a say," Thomas responded yesterday.

    Jackson said in a TV interview from the Australian Open Sunday night he had yet to be contacted but has a "connection" with Thomas, adding "Isiah and I have a friendship that goes back a long ways."

    Thomas plans to make a play for Jackson and Pistons coach Larry Brown, a native of Long Beach who recently finished building his retirement home in East Hampton. Thomas considers them the top coaches in the game because they make individual players overachieve.

    During preseason, Jackson first made his interest known but he could be using the Knicks as leverage.

    "What I did say is that I'd have to listen if they came and talked," Jackson said. "I'd have to listen to them but that's not saying I'd be ready to coach."

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    I hope Jackson does more then listen as he is the one man i can see turning this ship around and sailing it the right way.

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    there was a video file on espn motion and don't know how it happened but i lost it. phil was talking about the knicks and isiah and when i tried to upload it something happened.
    anyone else seen it? if you have it, please send it to me

    it's called hu_050124philjackson1v.wm9_548k.motion_trans.wmv
    if you have that feature installed, go for a search

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    Here's a nice article on ESPN why Brown is a better coach for the knicks than Phil
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    i've found the video and is online at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Originally Posted by Trin_Starr
    Here's a nice article on ESPN why Brown is a better coach for the knicks than Phil
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    Yes, i agree from the beginning with this guy. I said go for Brown this summer, not for Jackson. He just says what I wanted to hear.

    I know a lot of you guys want Phil but, for me I just want Larry !

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    Yes i must admit after reading that article i do see the benefits of Larry Brown coaching the Knicks instead of Phil Jackson, but i still won't be complaining if Phil is walking the sidelines at MSG.

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    Of course i'll be happy with Phil too, but i think Larry fits better than Phil for the Knicks.

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    Whos a better fit for the Knicks?

    Too me they are pretty much even. Both have good training/practice theories. Both demand and have earned respect. Both are winners. The only things that slightly scares me is our lack of a great big man and the triangle O. BUT its PHIL JACKSON im sure, very sure hed be able to adapt with what we have and make some strides withhis veto/trade power (if he gets it) to get the players he needs to adapt. But when it comes to NEW YORK. not the players. not the team. but when its comes to NEW YORK the city and fans. Phil Jackson would be the better coach. Sure we would love a winner no matter what and Brown would do a good job BUT when it is a big name, a STAR, a former Knick, like it is with Jackson hes the perfect fit.

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    Is Larry Brown a guy from NY ?? Well it's not a former knicks but...

    I agree with you for the triangle O. I said the same in an other topic. I was worried about that but Phil always brings the players to make it works.

    Tose two guys have different ways and arguments to make the knicks better, even a contender, futur will tell us who will be the one.

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    Yes the triangle offence was the first thing that came to mind with Phil coaching the Knicks and if the Knicks would have the suitable players to make the offence effective.

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    as of right now, i have no respect for phil jackson as a coach. but, if he came to the knicks now, and not some time in the future when they may be able to upgrade talent, i'd respect him more. if he can be the one to help turn this team around, or make this team overachieve (id say winning the atlantic and 45 games and getting past the 1st rd of playoffs would be overachieving), then he'd earn my respect. but he wont. he will wait to see if the knicks get some upgrades, and then maybe take a job. and he'll only want to come into a situation where he can get the credit, and that will be tough with isiah as the gm. it will never work out. 2 guys with enormous egos who actaully aren't even the best at what they do, or even close to being the best.

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    quick question...why dont you have any respect for Phil as a coach??

    I think right now Phil would be the better pick for reasons i stated earlier (bigger name, former knick, big star) i like brown dont get me wrong but i am really not sure on someone who has stated he wants to end his career sooner rather than later. I think it mite work between Phil and Isiah but then again who am I kidding. but then again who knows until it happens.

    if Phil gets that Veto/approval power he wants...itll be good for the team i think (isiah wont make any unlevel headed trades and he gets the second opinion of someone thats as educated in Basketball as himself). it could either work out REALLY good or REALLY bad but its worth taking the chance. I think phil will take the job in the offseason once hearing isiahs pitch (granted he makes one) and sees what him and Isiah could possibly do with wheeling and dealing of contracts.

    i like both brown and jackson very much. i respect both of them. but id choose the Zen master himself.

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    very simple - he won all those championships with very talented rosters. at the end of the day, itst he players who put the ball in the basket, not the coach.

    in my opinion, the best coach that i've known is jerry sloan. that guy, for the last 4 years pretty much took a utah team that everyone thought would be one of the worst in the league and made them into playoff contenders. he made karl malone and john stockton look really good. hes one of the few coaches that i can say has made a team overachieve year in and year out.

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    thought ud say that, and its a valid point. hes lucky haha everywhere he goes he just falls into a great team. when he took the coaching job in Chicago he fell into Michael Jordan and Scottie in LA he fell into kobe & shaq....i think this would be a good oportunity to prove hes not overrated as a coach and can do it with not that big of stars...

    jerry sloan is a good coach...but no offense i really dont think its him that made Karl and Stockton look good. i think Karl Malone and John Stockton made themselves aswell as eachother good.

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