Phil Jackson joined the Knicks in hopes he’d be able to bring some big name free agents to the Knicks, implement his triangle offense and bring a winning culture back to the Mecca.
Unfortunately, now that his era as President of Basketball Operation for the Knicks is over – NONE of that will be his legacy. He couldn’t get free agents like Lebron, Durant or Russell Westbrook to come to New York; he couldn’t implement his triangle offense; and we came nowhere close to a winning culture, going 80-166 (with NO playoff appearances) in his three seasons.
So what does this all mean for us as an organization?
Well, maybe we’ll get someone in charge who cares. Phil didn’t want the job and had to be motivated by millions and millions to do it. We got him and he hated it.
What else does this mean? Maybe we can run a pick and roll offense again! NOVEL IDEA – I KNOW!! We ran this pretty successfully with Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler not too long ago and saw the second round of the playoffs! Imagine we had an open enough mind to use an offense that works – regardless of what it is!
Luckily, in the ashes that Phil left, we find Melo, KP, Courtney Lee & Hernangomez still here… Maybe get an attacking PG (re-sign Rose) and we can make something happen!
I don’t know. I had a lot of optimism when Phil arrived for the future, and I have a lot of optimism now that he is gone.
When one door closes another door opens. God, I just hope the next door at least leads to SOME sort of success…
Phil Goes GOINK,