And so the plot thickens. The New York Knicks have been batting their eye lashes, flirting, and asking Phil Jackson if he wants to come home over the last week or so. Yesterday, it was reported that the Knicks were “close” to bringing in Jackson. Now, it’s been reported that they could finalize a deal this week:
Still, this doesn’t answer much. The details of Jackson’s position are still painstakingly vague, and the Knicks have yet to address how much freedom and control he’ll have, how his position affects current GM Steve Mills, among other things.
Above all — as many have already addressed — Phil Jackson has zero experience in a front office position. He helped “advise” the Detroit Pistons, which included supporting the hiring of Maurice Cheeks (bad), but in terms of running the show, at least partially, Jackson and I are equally qualified. (Okay, we’re not, but I think the point has been made).
If you haven’t already read Seth Rosenthal’s thoughts on the topic, do so quickly, because it sums up a lot of what this situation means.