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What happened during the New York Knicks' behind-closed-doors meeting

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There was a lot of buzz around the New York Knicks in the summer after they traded for former MVP Derrick Rose and acquired Joakim Noah.

Packing out the roster with players like Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings were also considered big upgrades on the players the Knicks had dealt with for the past few years.

However, the season did not get off to the dream start many had hoped for on the court.

On top of that, president Phil Jackson made some curious and frankly unnecessary comments about LeBron James and his "posse" that rubbed many people - including players on the Knicks' roster - the wrong way.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Knicks, Jackson included, had a behind-closed-doors meeting on Saturday to clear the air. At that point, New York were 5-7 for the season.

The meeting lasted for nearly an hour, but Carmelo Anthony said that Jackson barely spoke at all.

"Nah, he actually just listened this time. Which is good," Melo said.

The Knicks would go on and beat the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday and now find themselves in eighth in the Eastern Conference.

They would surely love to find themselves there at the end of the season, but if Jackson keeps talking about the triangle offence or distracting his team, the task will be made that much harder.

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New York Knicks
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
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Joakim Noah
Chicago Bulls
Central Division
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
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