After three seasons, 80 wins, and 166 losses, the New York Knicks finally plan to show Phil Jackson the door.
Jackson, who won 11 NBA championships as a head coach before joining the Knicks front office, signed a five-year, $60 million contract in the summer of 2014 to become New York’s president of basketball operations.
Since then he has alienated his two best players in Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, made the team a last resort for free agents, literally fallen asleep on the job, and frustrated players and coaches with his insistence on playing the triangle offense that hasn’t worked in over a decade.
In the four years before his hiring, the Knicks averaged just over 42 wins per season.
According to ESPN, the Knicks will announce the change on Wednesday.
Knicks fans are feeling pretty good about the move.
— Joe Caporoso (@JCaporoso) June 28, 2017
“The ring is parting ways with Phil Jackson”
Knicks fans: pic.twitter.com/DPsf8as68S
— Bruh Report (@BruhReport) June 28, 2017
If Melo never plays another game as a Knick, but is responsible for forcing Phil out and saving Kristaps, should MSG retire his number?
— Joseph Flynn (@ChinaJoeFlynn) June 28, 2017
— EdgyFlower (@GlamourKnicks) June 28, 2017