David Waldstein of the Newark Star-Ledger quotes recently retired QB Rodney Peete as saying close pal Isiah Thomas has confided that New York won’t be hiring Phil Jackson. And really, when you want the inside scoop on all things NBA, who better to ask than Rodney Peete.

In what can only be considered the best news for Manhattan’s strip clubs since the Mo Vaughn/Kevin Appier trade, Patrick Ewing says he’d like to serve underneath Herb Williams if his former Knicks teammate is retained as head coach.