Generally, a new coach inherits the very vulnerable team that got the prior coach fired. Which is why, aside from LeBron, the most viscerally defeated or deflated man in the building was Mark Jackson.
With St. John’s looking more and more like it will make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010-11, it’s time to look back on some of the great players who have called Jamaica, Queens, home over the last 70 years.
For all we know Derek Fisher is the next Red Auerbach. But no matter the GM, hard work or the hypotenuse of Phil Jackson’s famed triangle offense will make MSG a winning culture.
Does Mark Jackson want the Knicks’ head coaching job or not? Would it even matter if he did? Those are some legitimate questions considering the situation at Madison Square Garden.
Knicks President Phil Jackson, who whiffed in his pursuit of Steve Kerr, is “open” to talking to Mark Jackson about the organization’s head-coaching vacancy, according to a report.
If Phil Jackson interviewed him, perhaps Mark Jackson would promise to make changes. If he did, maybe it could work. But for the Knicks, that’s a bet they cannot afford to make.
This strikes a blow to everyone in the organization, from Jackson to Jim Dolan to Carmelo Anthony, who must be appalled by the notion that the most visible non-player in the NBA can’t even get his own acolyte to coach for him.
Still want to talk Knicks? Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr? There’s a far better story going on in Brooklyn, one that you really should start paying attention to.
No coach is better qualified, in attitude and aptitude, than Mark Jackson is to the Knicks. It’s a shame that Steve Kerr is currently Phil Jackson’s pet.
Jackson needs to get his man. Whatever his Plan B is doesn’t matter. The Plan A needs to work. That’s why Jackson is getting $10 million a season to run the Knicks.
The Knicks remain the frontrunner to land Steve Kerr as their next head coach, but they have some competition. According to a report, Kerr will listen to the Warriors if they approach him about their coaching vacancy.
Jackson said players have families to worry about and are getting paid to be there but fans “cannot allow someone with these feelings to profit.”
Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets is not something the point guard could say for sure.
Their 63 points was the lowest scoring output for the Knicks this season. It also was the lowest shooting percentage of the season for any NBA team, according to Golden State.