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Phil Jackson zings San Antonio

Phil Jackson arrives to talk to media at

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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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Gregg Popovich won't change

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was second-guessed and criticized for removing Tim Duncan for the last two possessions of Game 6 because he wanted a smaller team to defend the three-point line. Chris Bosh grabbed the offensive rebound and fed Ray Allen for the series-changing three.

Faced with a similar situation in the fifth game this season, Popovich pulled Duncan with 12.8 seconds left and the...

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LI native Danny Green a shooting star

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green reacts after

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North Babylon's Danny Green was the breakout star of the NBA Finals. But his record 27 three-pointers became a footnote after the Spurs couldn't close out Miami in Game 6 and ultimately lost the series in Game 7.

It was a devastating defeat for Green and the Spurs, who visit the Garden Sunday. In the last two games, Green shot 2-for-19 overall and 2-for-11 from three. He was 1-of-12 in Game...

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Gregg Popovich praises Jason Kidd

New Jersey Nets' guard Jason Kidd speaks to

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Gregg Popovich always has been a big fan of Jason Kidd. He tried to get him to sign with the Spurs in 2003, a short time after San Antonio beat Kidd’s Nets in the Finals.

So when Popovich was asked if he admired the former Knicks' point guard for leaving $6.2 million on the table when he retired, he cracked a joke about Kidd. 

“He’s made enough,” Popovich said. “He told me no a...

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Kidd a fan of Spurs resting their veterans

Jason Kidd was asked what he thought about Spurs coach Gregg Popovich resting some of his aging stars instead of playing them against Miami, which drew the ire of NBA commissioner David Stern.

“I thought it was great,” he said. “That’s his team. He’s the coach of that team. He has every right to do what’s right for the team. It’s an older team. I did the same thing in Dallas. We took a week...

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