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Knicks hire Kurt Rambis

Then-Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis reacts during

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The Knicks officially announced that Kurt Rambis will be their associate head coach, reuniting him with team president Phil Jackson and coach Derek Fisher.

"Together, Derek and I have started assembling a coaching staff to lead this team on and off the court,” Jackson said in a statement. “The three of us are similar in our philosophies and our approach to the game.”

Rambis has been...

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Phil Jackson zings San Antonio

Phil Jackson arrives to talk to media at

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Phil Jackson is the Knicks’ president now, but he couldn’t help himself from taking a little shot at the San Antonio Spurs, one of his chief rivals when he coached the Lakers.

Jackson was talking about wanting Carmelo Anthony to take less money in free agency in order for the Knicks to have more flexibility. He cited Tim Duncan, who has done it in San Antonio to help keep the Spurs together...

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