Details of Phil Jackson-Steve Mills’ divide spilling out

Phil Jackson never had full support from his general manager Steve Mills — one factor in his Knicks demise — according to one of Jackson’s longtime biographers/confidants. Jackson is back in Montana after a long trip to Europe and recently spoke this week with Roland Lazenby, who authored the

Frank Ntilikina contained Kyrie Irving when it mattered most

Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina got his first experience facing Kyrie Irving, and it went better than he could have hoped. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek stuck with Ntilikina in the fourth quarter Thursday night against the Celtics, and the rookie made the West Orange, N.J., great work hard.

How a “sleeping’ Carmelo Anthony stuck it to Phil Jackson

To Carmelo Anthony, he was the Zzzzzen Master. During last season, the final, miserable one of the Anthony and Phil Jackson eras in New York, Anthony would either fall asleep or pantomime sleeping during meditation sessions that Jackson presided over, according to an ESPN exploration of the drama of the

Porzingis has seen Jeff Hornacek change without Phil’s shadow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two days after Carmelo Anthony’s observation the Knicks are having more fun this season with a different system, Kristaps Porzingis said one key is head coach Jeff Hornacek is brimming with confidence because he’s running his own stuff. Porzingis, who missed Anthony’s Garden return Saturday with

Luke Walton: Phil Jackson deserved better from Knicks

Lakers coach Luke Walton won’t use the triangle with the Lakers but wished it had worked in New York and wasn’t “in favor’’ of Phil Jackson’s termination last June. Walton, whom Jackson wanted to make his coach after the 2015-16 season, said he’s been in contact with the Zen

Knicks wanted another NBA legend to replace Phil Jackson

What could have been a worse scenario for Phil Jackson after he got canned by James Dolan in late June? Having his bitter enemy Jerry West replace him. According to a Sporting News feature on the Knicks, Dolan had his entertainment mogul/compadre Irving Azoff reach out to West after Jackson’s

Steve Kerr: Why Phil Jackson was ruined with Knicks

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave a thoughtful assessment of the failed Phil Jackson presidential regime, feeling the Zen Master was due bad luck after his record-setting “11 Rings” coaching career, when everything went right. Jackson was fired after June’s draft, when owner James Dolan viewed Jackson promoting the notion

“Pissed’ Knicks rally around Ntilikina amid LeBron furor

It was just LeBron being general manager LeBron. Still, the Knicks are not asking for a do-over in the draft. Teammates rushed to support Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina after the ruckus from LeBron James claiming the team drafted the wrong point guard last June. Acknowledging his comments would cause “headlines,”

Phil Jackson’s first Knicks enemy is getting second chance

BOSTON – Point guard Shane Larkin is back in the NBA and ready to bury the hatchet with former Knicks president Phil Jackson. Larkin, who engaged in a war of words with the Zen Master after he left the Knicks for the Nets, told The Post that Jackson deserves another chance

Carmelo Anthony: I was “stabbed in the back’ by Knicks

OKLAHOMA CITY — All summer, Carmelo Anthony asked himself how it got so bad — so thoroughly bad — with the Knicks. He arrived amid fanfare and monster expectations at the 2011 trade deadline. Anthony left just before the start of training camp last month, landing with the Thunder after a

Shaq: Knicks players failed Phil Jackson

Shaquille O’Neal says Phil Jackson meant well, but his cardinal sin during his three-year, three-month stint as Knicks president was trusting that millennial NBA players would adapt to the selfless aspects of the triangle. In a conference call promoting TNT’s coverage, O’Neal supported Jackson’s attempt at resurrecting the Knicks while Charles

Why Knicks’ success will be tough to judge this season

Greg Anthony agrees it will be one of the most difficult seasons to judge whether this edition of the Knicks will be a success. No, Anthony does not see this Carmelo Anthony-less team with a chance at a playoff berth. But he believes that doesn’t mean management can’t stamp 2017-18 campaign

Another way Knicks have moved on from old-school Phil Jackson

With Phil Jackson out, the Knicks are relying more on analytics, according to Jeff Hornacek, but he doesn’t want to get too crazy with it in making playing-time decisions. Knicks president Steve Mills, when first hired to run the show in place of Glen Grunwald in 2013, was hailed by owner

Jeanie Buss: My brother doomed my life with Phil Jackson

For Jeanie Buss, Zen just couldn’t go the distance. The Lakers owner shared during an appearance at the annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit on Tuesday that her romance with former fiancée Phil Jackson was doomed after her brother, Jim Buss, didn’t bring Jackson back as coach in 2012. Jackson was interested

Knicks superfan Michael Rapaport has epic evisceration of James Dolan

Actor/comedian Michael Rapaport was once a fixture on the Garden’s celebrity row, but now may have to think twice before asking for front-row comps. In his soon-to-be-released book, “This Book has Balls,” the lifelong Knicks diehard and New York native viciously attacks owner James Dolan, even making fun of his singing

Isiah Thomas: Phil’s failed stint in New York won’t hurt his legacy

Isiah Thomas says Phil Jackson is still the Zen Master to him. While he “respects’’ the way Carmelo Anthony has handled his undefined status, Thomas admits Jackson isn’t the first big name executive/coach to fail in New York and it won’t hurt his legacy to be fired in late June following

Joakim Noah breaks silence with fiery vows, Phil Jackson regret

Joakim Noah has a ton of regrets from last season, and one of them is his awful campaign may have played a role in costing Phil Jackson his job. In his first comments since the season ended, Noah also admitted he “lost my confidence’’ and “wasn’t moving right.” He said his

Knicks erasing another facet of Phil Jackson’s master plan

Phil Jackson’s triangle will no longer be associated with the Knicks and neither will West Point. The Knicks have ditched West Point as their training-camp site, according to multiple sources, after a three-year run that was marked with controversy last October. West Point was the brainchild of Jackson, who took the team

Porzingis’ Knicks friend: If there was a problem, “they solved it’

Kristaps Porzingis is content, working tirelessly and just fine being a Knick. So reports Mindaugas Kuzminskas, the Knicks’ 6-foot-9 young forward playing in the European Championship who attended his April exit meeting with ousted Phil Jackson. Kuzminskas and Lithuania will host Porzingis’ Latvian squad this weekend in an exhibition game. With both

Carmelo Anthony: I’ve been on “emotional roller coaster’

BALTIMORE – A bearded Carmelo Anthony, after receiving an honorary medal from the mayor of Baltimore in a ceremony, said he’s spoken with new Knicks GM Scott Perry, called Phil Jackson’s firing “a business decision,’’ said the last 12 months have been “an emotional roller coaster’’ and admitted he didn’t

Steve Mills makes clear who’s really Knicks’ boss now

Steve Mills wants his new hire Scott Perry to fight for moves he believes in, but ultimately the final decision will be made by the president, not the general manager. “I’m going to give Scott the room to make basketball decisions and make recommendations to me,’’ Mills said at Monday’s press

Tim Hardaway Jr. opens up on why this time will be different

Guard Tim Hardaway Jr., reacquired by the Knicks after two seasons in Atlanta, takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: How much did Phil Jackson’s criticism of you when he traded you to the Hawks in 2015 motivate you? A: It motivated me big-time. Then when

Knicks’ future is brighter than people think: ex-coach

Former Knicks coach and current NBA TV analyst Stu Jackson talks to The Post’s Howie Kussoy about a potential Carmelo Anthony trade, Phil Jackson’s departure and the winners in free agency. Q: If Anthony ends up on the Rockets, how would he fit with two other superstars — James Harden and

The Knicks already have their next Phil Jackson

As the David Griffin flirtation demonstrated, the Knicks already have their successor to former president Phil Jackson. According to sources debriefed on their front-office search, owner James Dolan is moving forward with a plan that has Steve Mills remaining as the permanent president. No negotiations have taken place yet between the

It looks like Phil Jackson’s enjoying life after Knicks

Phil Jackson is either counting his $100 bills or wanting to make sure Knicks fans know he’s at peace despite the franchise ditching his beloved triangle. Jackson tweeted a photo Saturday night of his feet on a lounge chair as he admired the view of a lake and lush trees. A

Porzingis’ Knicks friend saw Phil Jackson shocker coming

ORLANDO, Fla. — Though Kyle O’Quinn admitted being surprised his buddy Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview with Phil Jackson in mid-April, O’Quinn said he knew something had to break on the Jackson front. Amid feuds with Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony, both of whom he had threatened to unload, Jackson was

What Knicks execs were really laughing at in Carmelo video

ORLANDO, Fla. — Clarence Gaines Jr., former Knicks president Phil Jackson’s top adviser, reacted angrily when asked about an NBA TV video that some allege shows him and GM Steve Mills laughing at Carmelo Anthony’s workout tape. The tape showed Anthony doing running drills on a soccer field in Chelsea at

Ex-Knick wonders if he’s $1.3M victim of Phil Jackson firing

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mo Ndour showed up Sunday at the Orlando summer league a free agent. The defensive forward from Senegal realizes Phil Jackson’s firing earlier this week likely cost him $1.3 million. Jackson didn’t text a lot of players after he was dismissed, but he texted Ndour, whom the Knicks

Ron Baker sounds really broken up about Phil Jackson

ORLANDO — Ron Baker was one Knick sorry to see president Phil Jackson fired. Two weeks ago, at the Tarrytown facility, Jackson helped the 6-foot-4 combo guard prepare for throwing out the first pitch of a recent Kansas City Royals game. Baker, who agreed to terms on a two-year deal for

Hornacek talks up Porzingis in way Phil Jackson wouldn’t

ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks president Phil Jackson said in mid-April he didn’t believe Kristaps Porzingis is ready to be the No. 1 option. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek disagrees with his former boss. “That’s his next step and growth as a player — be able to handle some of that,’’ Hornacek said