Is Phil Jackson the right fit for the New York Knicks?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image89
    Stevennix2001posted 4 years ago

    As some of you may know, Phil Jackson was recently announced to be the new President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks.  Take in mind, he's NOT coaching the team, and Phil doesn't exactly have much experience in an executive job for any nba team, so what are you're thoughts?  You think this is a good fit for both Phil and the Knicks?  Or do you think this is just a recipe for disaster? 

    Also, was it a mistake for the Lakers to allow this to happen?  Anyways, please discuss.

  2. tHErEDpILL profile image84
    tHErEDpILLposted 4 years ago

    This is a great move.  James Dolan knows nothing about basketball and finally the BASKETBALL team that he owns in the hands of an expert who holds the #1 spot for most championships.  Anyone is better than Dolan, but to have one of the greatest basketball minds now in charge this is a no brainer.  The only problem if any will be if Dolan tries to stick his neck in like he has in the past.  If he just sits back and signs the checks the Knicks will finally move back in to title contention.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image89
      Stevennix2001posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's all very true, but I think the guys on ESPN said it best that it'll also depend on how involved Phil Jackson is with the organization.  I mean the Knicks realistically don't have any cap space to go after anyone to help Carmelo Anthony, and they don't have any draft picks either. 

      Not to mention, Carmelo is still a free agent after this season, so the only real selling point the knicks have right now is Phil Jackson's name.  if Phil wants to keep melo, then he's going to have to show he's going to be very hands on with the team.  I think he takes a Pat Riley approach where he talks to the players frequently, and allows even the head coach to approach him for advice the same way Pat does with Erik Spoelstra after each game, then I think that the knicks could become a contender again under Phil Jackson.

      But like you said about dolan, if it turns out to be that Phil Jackson is merely a figurehead, and Dolan is really calling all the shots still, then chances are I think Melo will leave New York after this season to play somewhere else.

    2. wavegirl22 profile image41
      wavegirl22posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Jim Dolan also owns a hockey team, The New York Rangers and I think it is interesting to note they have consistently made the playoffs in the 17 years since Jimmy inherited the team.
      After eliminating the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Final, the Dolan owned Rangers are getting ready to play in the Stanley Cup Final. 20 years long overdue!
      Point is even if they don’t win the Cup, the Rangers have proved that a team owned by Jim Dolan can succeed.
      Phil needs to demand that Dolan be the "hands off" owner he is with Glen Sather. Keep the checkbook open and stay the hell out of the Knicks trades, personal and any other business then is none of his.

  3. thelyricwriter profile image92
    thelyricwriterposted 4 years ago

    Phil Jackson is certainly a perfect fit for New York. If anyone can develop a winner, it's Jackson. I just wonder how much control he will really have, that will be the real question.

 
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