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Fisher firing big move by Phil Jackson

Ramona Shelburne explains why the Knicks decided to part ways with Derek Fisher and how safe Phil Jackson is in his position as team president.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Five coach firings this season: K. McHale (Houston), L.Hollins (Brooklyn), D.Blatt (Cleveland), J.Hornacek (Phoenix) and D.Fisher (New York)

Knicks fire Derek Fisher

The Knicks have fired the head coach, and Kurt Rambis will serve as interim coach. New York is 23-31 this season, and it has lost 9 of its last 10 games. Story

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Knicks struggle is real

Through January 20, the Knicks were 22-22 and just a half game back of the Celtics for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Since then, New York enters Monday an NBA-worst 1-9 including an 0-7 mark against teams with a winning record.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say that the Knicks have fired coach Derek Fisher

Parker: I will be at Olympics if we qualify

Spurs PG Tony Parker was possibly going to miss France's Olympic qualifying tourney because of the expected birth of his son in July, but he said his wife is making a "big sacrifice" and told him he "better bring a medal back."

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Monday morning trade scuttle: Orlando isn't outright shopping Tobias Harris, but word is the Magic aren't discouraging offers for him either

Kevin Durant ... Super bowl photographer?

Kevin Durant was at Super Bowl 50, but not as just a fan. No, he was working the sidelines as a photographer. The MVP takes pics

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

FWIW: Thanasis Antetokounmpo's 10-day contract with the Knicks expired last night. The club hasn't yet announced a new pact with Thanasis. If they elect to let him walk, the Knicks will have an open roster spot.

Clippers go full Lob City against Heat

What do you do down the stretch of a close game with Blake Griffin out? Just throw it up to DeAndre Jordan. He'll take it from there.

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Happy birthday, Klay Thompson!

The Splash Brother turns 26 today. And on Tuesday, he and the Warriors will go for win No. 47.

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Tyronn Lue: 'Me and Blatt are cool'

Despite some Cavs fans being irked by the circumstances of David Blatt's departure, current coach Lue told Cleveland's website: "I don't care what's being said. I know how loyal I was to Coach Blatt, and the people that know me understand that. I have no control over what people think. I have a job to do, and I'm going to do my best."

Vucevic wins game with another buzzer-beater

For the second time this season, Nikola Vucevic gave the Magic a victory with a buzzer-beating shot, this time to knock off the Hawks.

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Isaiah Thomas blocks... DeMarcus Cousins?

One is 5-foot-9. The other is 6-foot-11. So this might have been the most unlikely blocked dunk of the season.

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Stephen Curry keeps pounding

The Warriors guard and Panthers super-fan had the honor of hitting Carolina's "Keep Pounding" drum as the team took the field for Super Bowl 50.

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Kevin Durant takes his shot

The former NBA MVP stayed in the Bay Area an extra day after the Thunder's loss to the Warriors to attend Super Bowl 50.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says the soreness in his knee isn't going to heal "in a week ... or 2 weeks" & that it's impacted the mechanics of his shot. He's consulted with trainers, doctors and players on the issue and has been assured that it's a part of the recovery from surgery.

Bradley fuels Celtics past Kings

Avery Bradley scored 25 points, and the Celtics scored an NBA-best 46 points in the first quarter en route to the 128-119 win over the Kings.

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Paul: We had to stay aggressive

Chris Paul got off to a slow start against the Heat, but kept shooting, telling Heather Cox, "Sooner or later it had to go in."

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Curry predicts a Panthers blowout

Steph Curry & Co. took care of business. Then, he predicted the Panthers would take care of business.

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Nuggets deal Knicks fifth straight loss

Danilo Gallinari scores 19 points and rookie Emmanuel Mudiay adds 15 as the Nuggets beat the Knicks 101-96.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo says the soreness in his knee is an expected part of recovery from surgery. He'll use All Star week as an opportunity to recover.

Clippers knock off cold-shooting Heat

Chris Paul and the Clippers got off to a slow start but warmed up as the game went along, with Paul scoring a game-high 22 plus 7 assists in a 100-93 win over the Heat. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade each had 17 but combined to shoot 12-for-37 from the floor. Box score

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