Jackson fires entire Knicks coaching staff

The New York Knicks General Manager, Phil Jackson, has completed the firing of Mike Woodson and his entire coaching staff from the 2013-14 Knicks squad.

Coach Woodson, caught by ESPN cleaning out his office had the following to say:

“I’m not really entertaining anything with the media right now. I’m just trying to clear my head. That’s what I’m doing. … I’m fine. I have been doing this a long time. I’m good, really good. It’s time to move on.”

Not many players have yet to voice an opinion on the subject with the exception of  oft controversial J.R. Smith.

He was great to me. I think I got a fair shake for the first time in a while under him,” Smith told ESPN. “He treated me how he wanted to be treated. It sucks, but there is nothing I can do about it.  I think he did a great job. I think he did a good job with me. He responded to the players. It’s just a sad day for him, for me and my teammates.”

No word yet on who Jackson is looking at to replace Smith, but the current rumor is that it will have to be someone with extensive Triangle Offense knowledge.  Former PG Steve Kerr has been mentioned often in talks.

Knicks’ Brewer Out for Six Weeks

Brewer needed the surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee, an injury that occurred sometime in the last two weeks, according to the team. He will probably miss the first three weeks of training camp, as well as the Knicks’ first three preseason games. N.B.A. camps open on Oct. 2.

If Brewer returns after six weeks, he would have about 12 days to get ready for the Nov. 1 season opener and would perhaps be able to play in the final two preseason games.

The Knicks are hoping that the defensive-minded Brewer can fill in as the starter until Iman Shumpert returns from knee surgery sometime in January. Coach Mike Woodson would prefer to keep J.R. Smith, a more potent scorer, as his sixth man. Beyond Brewer and Smith, the Knicks have few options at shooting guard.

Brewer, 27, signed with the Knicks in July, after two seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 6.9 points in 66 games for Chicago last season, including 43 as the starter.

Knicks’ Ronnie Brewer Out for Six Weeks

Brewer needed the surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee, an injury that occurred sometime in the last two weeks, according to the team. He will probably miss the first three weeks of training camp, as well as the Knicks’ first three preseason games. N.B.A. camps open on Oct. 2.

If Brewer returns after six weeks, he would have about 12 days to get ready for the Nov. 1 season opener and would perhaps be able to play in the final two preseason games.

The Knicks are hoping that the defensive-minded Brewer can fill in as the starter until Iman Shumpert returns from knee surgery sometime in January. Coach Mike Woodson would prefer to keep J.R. Smith, a more potent scorer, as his sixth man. Beyond Brewer and Smith, the Knicks have few options at shooting guard.

Brewer, 27, signed with the Knicks in July, after two seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 6.9 points in 66 games for Chicago last season, including 43 as the starter.