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NEW YORK -- New Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said that team president Phil Jackson has been hands off and helpful during the preseason as Hornacek installs a new offense in New York. Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic . Hornaceks new approach employs less of the triangle offense, which Jackson used to win 11 NBA titles as a head coach.Phils been great. Hes not trying to take over and make us do anything. Hes given us the leeway, Hornacek said after practice Sunday. There are some things that we do that arent the triangle stuff [such as] our early [offense]. Quite honestly, we thought he would say, Lets not do that. Or, Lets not do that option. But he hasnt said that at all.Hornacek has run aspects of Jacksons triangle offense in the preseason while encouraging the Knicks to increase their pace and hunt for opportunities for easy shots early in possessions. Hornacek says Jackson has been supportive of his new wrinkles, and has aided in the teaching of the triangle offense.We talk quite a bit, but hes been hands off, Hornacek said. He gives some directions here and there. If he sees something or he says, Hey, lets take a look, clean this up, this particular action. So its good.Its another coach out there -- hes run it for years and years, so when he sees something -- really, hes not coming in there saying, Hey, change it to this, or Change it to that. Its good, additional information.Hornacek, whom Jackson hired in June after firing his first head coach, Derek Fisher, said Jackson has given the Knicks hints on how to execute the triangle offense, which the club uses to space the floor in half-court sets.I think our guys are getting used to it, he said.The triangle has been the subject of public ridicule during the past two seasons as the Knicks have stumbled to a combined 49 wins while running it. Privately, some Knicks complained about the offense last season because of its slow pace and predictable sets, according to sources.Hornacek on Sunday acknowledged the criticism of the offense and also defended it, noting that many teams run elements of the triangle in their offense.A lot of teams throw it in the post, run splits and cut and do that. So there are some other aspects of it [in many offenses], Hornacek said, adding that some of the criticism stems from the offenses slow pace.If it slows you down, I think thats where most guys [who critique the triangle] are probably coming from, Hornacek said. You end up being a slow-down team and never get easy buckets, and youre running that half-court set all the time. First of all, guys dont like to run it. Secondly, it makes it very difficult to get easy buckets early in the offense. And I think in todays game, those early buckets are nice to get.The Knicks have ranked in the bottom third in the league for pace during the past two seasons while running the triangle. Hornacek is trying to speed the offense up this season, in part to play to the strengths of guards Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings.Were not running it every time, he said of the triangle. Were mixing it in here and there, and hopefully for us its a good thing we can do to execute a play on a dead ball that we have something to go to [in half-court sets].Hornacek added that the frequency with which the Knicks use the triangle this season could change game-to-game.Its great that we keep working on it because if we get to a point where our early offense isnt very good some nights, we can slow it down and run that. Or vice versa, if our early offense is killing a team, we dont necessarily have to go to it, the coach said. Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. Authentic Adidas NHL Jerseys . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. http://www.cheapjerseysnhladidas.com/ . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has become the 30th player in Major League Baseball history -- and the first from Japan -- to join the 3,000-hit club.The 42-year-old reached the milestone Sunday with a triple off the wall against reliever?Chris Rusin in the seventh inning at Colorado. Suzuki joined Paul Molitor as the only players to get their 3,000th hits with triples.I wanted to see it go over the fence, but after I heard that Paul Molitor was the other person to do it, I was glad it didnt go over, Suzuki said after sharing champagne with his teammates in the clubhouse after a 10-7 victory over the Rockies. I have a special relationship with him, and having something like this, that is the same thing he accomplished, makes it more special.Suzuki reached third base standing up and was hugged by third base coach?Lorenzo Bundy before his teammates came out of the dugout to greet him.We gave him a big hug and told him he deserved it, said Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, who was the first player to reach Suzuki as he stood on third. Thats what youre supposed to do: show him his respect, show him that we respect his milestone.Suzuki joins the 3,000-hit club 119 years after its charter member, Cap Anson, got there with a single in 1897. Of the 30 players on the list, Suzuki is just the fourth born outside the 50 states. He joins?Rafael Palmeiro (Cuba) and Hall of Famers Rod Carew (Panama) and Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico) in that regard.Among active players, only Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees has more hits than Suzuki.Suzuki said the burden was lifted with his 3,000th hit, but he got emotional when told that fans at Safeco Field stuck around following the Mariners home game to watch Suzuki attempt to get his milestone hit.I dont have words for how wonderful that is for them to show that and support me, said Suzuki, who collected at least 200 hits in each of his first 10 seasons with the Mariners. To have that special moment to share with the fans there, I dont have any words how grateful I am.Suzuki also has a fan in manager Don Mattingly, who is in his first season as Miamis skipper.For me, its been an honor to watch him play, an honor to have managed him, Mattingly said. He honors our game the way hee plays, the way he prepares. Cheap Adias NHL Jerseys Free Shipping. . Everything he does is a tribute to the game of baseball. He shows our guys how youre supposed to do it.Suzuki, the 13th left-handed hitter to collect 3,000 hits, reached the milestone after playing nine years of pro ball in Japan. He had 1,278 hits there, a total that does not count toward his 3,000 in MLB. Earlier this year, Suzuki collected his 4,257th professional hit (Japan and U.S.) and passed Pete Rose for the all-time lead.Suzuki didnt debut in MLB until he was 27, which makes him the oldest player at the time of his major league debut to join the 3,000-hit club. In Japan, Suzuki was a seven-time All-Star, a seven-time Gold Glove winner, a three time MVP and a national treasure while playing for the Orix Blue Wave. He won seven straight batting titles and is in the countrys Hall of Fame.Suzuki said he still wants to see more Japanese players make the leap to MLB.It hasnt been too long since Japanese players have started to come over here to play in the major leagues. There are still very few, Suzuki said. Ive been able to get some hits. Were not there yet. Theres still more that we need to do as Japanese players.Hopefully this 3,000th hit will bring that bridge closer, and maybe well be able to have the Japanese players and have the fans understand Japanese baseball is good baseball. Hopefully this did that and bring that closer.Suzuki is revered by many in the United States, too, by virtue of his 10 Gold Gloves, 10 All-Star appearances, two batting titles and one MVP award. He led the American League in hits seven times, and he led the majors in steals in 2001.He is just the fourth player with 3,000 hits and 10 Gold Glove awards, joining Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and Al Kaline. His streak of 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons is the most by any player in MLB history. When his Japan and MLB years are combined, Suzuki has earned 17 consecutive Gold Gloves and has been named to 17 straight All-Star Games.Suzuki finished 1-for-4 with a walk Sunday.Information from ESPN contributor Walter Villa and The Associated Press was used in this report. cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '