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  • Friday, August 01, 2014

    Knicks Re-Sign Carmelo Anthony

    Seven-Time All-Star Continues Career In New York

    Courtesy of New York Knicks (July 13, 2014) – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has re-signed seven-time NBA All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony. Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

    ​"After three months of questions around Carmelo Anthony's return to the New York Knicks, we are now happy to know that we have the cornerstone of what we envision as a 'team of excellence.'" Jackson said. "Steve Mills and I have assured Carmelo through our conversations, that we have the vision and the determination to build this team and he has clearly bought into our message."

    ​“I have had the opportunity to be around some of the greatest players in our game, and now I have the honor of coaching Carmelo,” Head Coach Derek Fisher said. “This is an exciting time for the New York Knicks franchise and our fans. I look forward to working with him and building something special together.”

    “I am a New York Knick at heart,” Anthony said. “I am looking forward to continue my career in Orange & Blue and to work with Phil Jackson, a champion who builds championship teams. Madison Square Garden is the Mecca of basketball and I am surrounded by the greatest fans in the world.”

    ​Anthony, 6-8, 240-pounds, holds averages of 26.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 226 games (all starts) over parts of four seasons with the orange and blue after a three-team deal brought him to the Big Apple on Feb. 22, 2011. This past season, he moved into the Top 25 of the franchise’s all-time scoring list (5,988 points) and trails only Bob McAdoo in scoring average.

    On Jan. 14, 2014, he authored the franchise’s greatest single-game scoring performance - and a Madison Square Garden record - with 62 points versus Charlotte.

    Representing the Eastern Conference at the annual NBA All-Star Game three consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014), the Brooklyn-native became just the second Knickerbocker to win the NBA scoring title (2012-13, 28.7), and in addition, was named to two All-NBA Teams (2011-12, third; 2012-13, second).