Phil Jackson promised to be more hands on this season -- at Derek Fisher's request. But Fisher said their interaction has been similar to last year, and looks forward to a video session with the Knicks' president.
"Maybe a couple of times earlier in training camp we kind of sat down and talked about some things visually at the same time," Fisher said. "So far [it's been] just our typical kind of mornings-after-the-game conversations or email exchanges. Sometimes before practice, we'll visit for a few minutes. But not really any hard-core film sessions together, although those opportunities when they do present themselves, I definitely will be happy to participate."
The Knicks are off to a far better start than last season. They took a 5-6 record into Tuesday night's game. But Fisher wouldn't use the word "pleased" to characterize how he or Jackson feels. Jackson hasn't spoken to the media since Sept. 25.
"We're not happy about being one-game under .500," Fisher said. "That's not our goal to be .500. Do we feel better than we felt on this date last season? Yeah, maybe. But there's no prizes for that. We have much larger goals and greater things planned for us ahead."
Carmelo Anthony is the executive producer of "The Legend of Swee' Pea," a documentary about New York playground legend Lloyd Daniels that premiered Tuesday night at the IFC Film Center.
Happy for Porzingis
Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky, a co-host on SiriusXM NBA Radio's weekly show "Year One," said on the program he's happy to see Kristaps Porzingis playing well.
"You can tell he came in ready to play," Kaminsky said. ". . . Just to hear him get booed like he did when they drafted him -- it's just nice to see him go out there and play well and kind of stick it to everyone."
Lou Amundson left in the fourth with a lacerated scalp (no stitches) after being elbowed in the head by Marvin Williams, who was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected . . . The Knicks wore throwback uniforms from 1953-61.