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Knicks hire Derek Fisher

Like their Brooklyn neighbors before them, the New York Knicks have turned to an active player -- or one who was active the previous season -- to become their new head coach. Yes, the Knicks reportedly have hired Derek Fisher to take over the spot vacated by Mike Woodson. This is the first big move made by new Knicks president Phil Jackson. Next up: convincing Carmelo Anthony to stay.

What do you make of the Knicks hiring Derek Fisher to be their head coach?

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  • What kind of NBA coach will Derek Fisher be?

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  • Which team will Carmelo Anthony play for next season?

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  • Which team should Carmelo Anthony play for next season?

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  • How many years will it take for Phil Jackson to build the Knicks into title contenders?

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Kerr picks Warriors over Knicks

Steve Kerr has made his choice, and it's not the job most expected him to take when his name emerged as an NBA head-coaching candidate. Instead of the New York Knicks, who now are headed by Kerr's former coach Phil Jackson as team president, the former long-range specialist chose to stay in his native California by taking the Golden State Warriors' offer. Kerr replaces Mark Jackson, who was fired after a three-year run filled with success but also much clashing with staff and front-office members.

What do you make of Steve Kerr choosing the Warriors' head-coaching job over the Knicks?

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  • How will the Warriors fare under Steve Kerr?

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  • What kind of NBA coach will Steve Kerr be?

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  • Will the Warriors reach an NBA Finals with their current core?

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  • Will Phil Jackson turn the Knicks into a contender?

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Knicks fire Mike Woodson

The Knicks are cleaning house under Phil Jackson, as they fired Mike Woodson and the rest of the team's coaching staff on Monday. Woodson was 109-79 as the team's head coach, but he struggled to live up to expectations this season, posting a 37-45 record and missing the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference. This is the first real impact move of Jackson's tenure as Knicks president -- and Steve Kerr says he will talk about the job with Jackson -- but given the state of the team this past season, it likely will not be the last.

  • What do you make of the Knicks firing Mike Woodson and the rest of their coaching staff?

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  • Whom do you blame the most for the Knicks' struggles this season?

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  • How many years will it take for Phil Jackson to build the Knicks into title contenders?

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  • Will Mike Woodson ever be a head coach in the NBA again?

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  • What would you make of the Knicks hiring Steve Kerr as head coach?

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  • What should Carmelo Anthony do?

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Knicks interested in Lamar Odom

The Knicks aren't making the playoffs this season, but that isn't delaying their plans for next season. New York is reportedly interested in signing Lamar Odom before the season ends, bringing the veteran free agent on board so he can adjust to the Knicks' system immediately. It's been a troubled year for Odom, but he's still a talented player who could end up thriving in a different situation with a team under new management.

Would Lamar Odom be a good fit for the Knicks?

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  • Could Lamar Odom still start for a contending team?

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  • How will the Knicks fare next season if they sign Lamar Odom?

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Eastern Conference playoff races

The Eastern Conference is, uh, not so great this season. So it's only appropriate that the two biggest races -- for the first and last playoff spots -- don't exactly feature scintillating play. This all came into focus Sunday, when the first-place Miami Heat beat, but not terribly convincingly, the struggling, ninth-place New York Knicks. Not to be outdone, the Indiana Pacers were outscored 55-23 in the first half ... at home ... in a 107-88 loss to the No. 8 Atlanta Hawks. Yikes. What's your take on the East going forward?

  • Which team will earn the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed?

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  • How will the Pacers fare in the playoffs?

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  • Which of these teams has the best chance of reaching the Eastern Conference finals?

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  • Which team will make the playoffs?

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  • Will the Eastern Conference champion win the NBA title?

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