As bad as this season has been, and as good as another 50-win season would have been to experience, there is no contest as to which would have benefited the Knicks franchise more in the long run.
For now, Woodson said his only concern is trying to get the Knicks into the playoffs. Jackson was supportive of Woodson and said Tuesday they would have a discussion after the season, so for now Woodson has hopes of returning.
Jackson is off to quite a start in New York — and the fans are already responding. They stood for him in the first quarter and were on their feet again in the final minute to watch the Knicks beat the Pacers.
Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indiana Pacers 92-86 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Was he perfect? Of course not. He is not a great public speaker, so there was plenty of hesitation and “uhhs” between his words, but none of that matters when compared to the words that came out of his mouth.
The Phil Jackson era has begun. It’s a new beginning. It’s real hope for Knicks fans. In a season that has had very few good days, yesterday was a great one for the ‘Bockers.
Boomer couldn’t help but feel good about the Knicks thanks to the mere presence of Jackson, citing the good old days when Phil actually wore a Knicks uniform.
“We want to build a team,” Jackson said. “We have a great opportunity. This is the best place to play basketball … I have to jump in with both feet. I’ve gotta move to New York, and I’ve gotta do this job the right way.”
The contrast in the men was startling, like a before and after photo glued together. It’s probably the last time both Jim Dolan and Phil Jackson will be smiling at the same time.
This is the start of a new era filled with questions and great anticipation. Knicks fans, enjoy the show, but don’t expect to learn a whole lot. This is only the beginning.
Here you’ll find everything you need to get good and drunk during Phil Jackson’s introductory press conference on Tuesday.
After ‘The’ Eddie Scozzare set the tone with a ‘sympathetic’ violin, which worked wonders in snapping the boys back to reality, the fun got underway.
The hole might be too big to dig out of, but considering how the first 67 games of the season have gone, would you rule anything out for the final 15? I wouldn’t.
Like so many, I implored the Nets to jettison their fledgling coach after they plunged to a 10-21 record to start the season. Then the Nets went 23-9 in 2014 before their loss to the Wizards last week.
Jackson has agreed to run the New York Knicks’ front office, a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the franchise told The Associated Press on Friday.