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News and Notes : Phil Jackson Named Knicks President, Cam Newton to Have Ankle Surgery and QB Matt Schaub To Browns?

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Phil Jackson, Cam Newton and Matt Schaub highlight Tuesday’s News and Notes of The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.

 

  • New York Knicks Introduce Phil Jackson as New President of Basketball Operations : A former two-time champion in 1969 and 1973, Phil Jackson was officially introduced as the new president of basketball operations of the New York Knicks Tuesday.  A 11-time NBA champion as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, Jackson, 69, now faces the daunting challenge of reviving basketball in the world’s mecca of hoops and find a way to keep soon-to-be free agent Carmelo Anthony, who can opt out of his current contract this summer.
  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton to Have Ankle Surgery : According to media reports, Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton is expected to have surgery on his ankle and is expected to miss four months and will most likely miss a portion of Panthers minicamp in late May and June.  A four-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, the former 2010 AP NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year nicked his ankle during the Panthers’ season-ending finale over the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints.
  • Browns Interested in Trading for Texans QB Matt Schaub : According to NFL.com, the Houston Texans are interested in trading soon-to-be free agent quarterback Matt Schaub, as opposed to cutting him. One of the teams interested in trading for Schaub is the ever-quarterback needy Cleveland Browns. Cleveland, who recently cut former 2012 first-round pick Brandon Weeden—who would sign with the Dallas Cowboysand journeyman quarterback Jason Campbell, have only two active QB’s on the roster in local product Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney.  Scahub, 33 , a two-time Pro Bowl selection and one-time NFL passing yards leader(4,770) in 2009, the former Virginia Cavalier standout threw the second-most number of interceptions in his career(14) and fewest touchdowns(10). In Cleveland, Schaub would be re-united with former coordinator—and new Browns OC—Kyle Shanahan and former Texans teammate and newly-signed running back in Ben Tate.

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