The press conference is presumably to introduce Phil Jackson as the newest member of the Knicks’ front office. What his position will be is not yet known, thought reports have suggested that he’ll be named director of basketball operations.
I see virtually no scenario in which Jackson looks bad coming out of this Knicks opportunity. If he clashes with Dolan and the result is an ugly divorce, everyone would blame Dolan and Jackson’s reputation would barely be scratched.
Two Lakers greats are chucking up a half-court shot at the buzzer, campaigning Los Angeles brass to swoop in and hire the Zen Master. Will it go in?
The so-called Zen Master, who has 11 NBA titles as a coach and two as a player, verbally committed to running the team’s basketball operations over the weekend, according to the New York Post.
By dint of his divine career, the Zen Master’s aura will cure the diseased Knickerbockers. It seems so simple you wonder why Jim Dolan didn’t do this sooner. But there are myriad contradictions to the move.
“Phil doesn’t want to work with Steve,” a person close to Jackson told the New York Daily News. “Mills doesn’t know what to think now. Dolan is calling the shots on this one.”
According to a report, the Hall of Famer is expected to tell owner James Dolan on Monday whether he’ll accept a position in the organization’s front office and run basketball operations.
Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not impossible to believe Dolan would actually relinquish control to someone. The model is right in front of everyone’s eyes: Glen Sather and the Rangers.
It’s easy to label the Knicks losers. But why must we join them? They say not just a tree but also a team grows in Brooklyn.
“We understand Dolan will not sell,” Griffin wrote on Facebook. “We understand change may not come of this. We just want our voices heard. We want to remind Dolan and the NBA that our voices matter.”
Why should fans even turn on MSG to watch the Knicks anymore? It’s so much more fun watching the real version of the Walking Dead on AMC.
Makes you wonder how far down the Knicks are on the list of the NBA’s worst teams. Heck, the Seattle Supersonics have won a title more recently and that franchise no longer exists.
Metta World Peace has an opinion on who might make a “great coach” for the Knicks. Nope, it’s not Phil Jackson. And he’s not talking about the Van Gundy brothers.
With CAA pulling Steve Mills’ marionette strings, will the Knicks only be able to attract clients from that agency? The Knicks are toxic. They destroy everything they touch.
Nineteen-year-old John Giamella was arrested and hauled into court on a charge of aggravated harassment for allegedly making threats online against Dolan.