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New film should be required for new Knicks

Originally published April 22, 2014; updated Oct. 21, 2014 Phil Jackson is known for giving homework assignments to his players and staff both during the season and in the offseason. Don’t be surprised if a viewing or DVRing of “When the Garden was Eden" is on the list for tonight. Michael Rapaport's film, based on the book by New York Times writer Harvey Araton, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. It debuts tonight at 9 on ESPN.
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