Feb 27, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks guard Shannon Brown (26) is pressured by Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen (34) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks sign Shannon Brown for rest of 2013-2014 season

Feb 1, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Shannon Brown (1) is introduced before the game against the Sacramento Kings at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Phil Jackson era has begun in earnest in New York city, and for his first act in power, the Knicks have made a power move in the Eastern Conference.

Or…. they just signed Shannon Brown.

The 28-year-old shooting guard just completed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks, and in his limited time with the team, Brown has been decent, averaging 1.8 points per game in just 6.3 minutes per contest. New York has had a guard problem all season, and it makes a good deal of sense that the team kept Brown over fellow 10-day recipient Earl Clark, who was blocked in with a relatively healthy front line at the moment.

Obviously, Phil Jackson can’t do much in New York until (at least) the off-season, but it will be exceedingly interesting to follow his progress with the reins in the Big Apple. Until then, the Knicks are very much in the chase for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference, and with how they’ve been playing (winners of 7 straight), things are looking up a bit.

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