“If I played basketball and you played with me, and all of a sudden you become my head coach, there isn’t anything you can tell me, dude,” Horry told Boomer & Carton.
Perhaps the greatest business decision over the last 20 years — other than buying Apple stock — was a choice to coach a basketball team. And to not coach another.
Upon realizing that Thibodeau could be on the open market, the gang wondered whether the Knicks should ditch Derek Fisher and go after him.
“For Knicks fans here, what you want is somebody who has a plan, who has a theory on how to build a team over time.”
“We don’t have to go from 15 to 36 next year. We can go from 15 to 63 if we really want to. But that is up to us.”
Once the Knicks are put out of their misery in the next two weeks, attention will finally completely shift to the players the Knicks can get in the draft and in free agency.
Fisher said in a statement that “this is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.”
When can New Yorkers expect the Knicks to be relevant again? Nothing they’ve done this year injects any hope. At 13-53 they make you ashamed to say you’re from the five boroughs.
The partnership that had so much promise but such limited success lasted just four years before the high-scoring forwards went in separate directions: Amar’e to Dallas, Anthony to the operating table.
Parsing the words of Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher over past week, it’s abundantly clear that they are being pulled in two different directions as they embark upon the Knicks’ rebuilding process over the next couple of years.
“Like nothing I’ve seen before,” Jackson said of the Knicks’ first 41 games, according to The New York Times’ Harvey Araton. “So far, my experiment has fallen flat on its face.”
While winning some games might cost the Knicks some ping-pong balls come draft time, it proves their coach might just be able to become a winner in the long-term.
Boomer and Jerry Recco respectfully disagreed, but that didn’t stop Evan from making a compelling argument…
The Knicks now have millions more in cap space. Phil Jackson could screw it all up by signing the wrong players, but he is giving himself the opportunity to build a team the way he wants.
“Losing isn’t enjoyable in any way shape or form,” New York coach Derek Fisher said after Sunday’s defeat to the Bucks.