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Sources: Knicks, Phil Jackson to Part Ways

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The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson are parting ways early Wednesday morning, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and the team confirmed on Wednesday.

Conversations between Jackson and Knicks owner James Dolan accelerated this week when the Knicks decided they would not buy out embattled forward Carmelo Anthony, sources said.

Per The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dolan is targeting Toronto’s Masai Ujiri to replace Jackson.

Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN and Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter

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Paul Millsap (Wrist) Could Miss Up to Three Months

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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.

The All-Star forward suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Bucks’ Teletovic Out Four Weeks After Undergoing Surgery

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Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.

The team said forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the past six games.

Source: The Associated Press on ESPN

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LaVar Ball Says Lakers Coaching is Too ‘Soft’ on Lonzo

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LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report that the Los Angeles Lakers’ staff should take a specific approach to coaching his son, Lonzo: Be tougher on him.

“They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son,” Ball told the website during a recent interview. “I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around.” LaVar Ball said he does not take issue with the job Lakers coach Luke Walton has done during the team’s 7-10 start to the season.

Source: ESPN

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