Phil Jackson And The Knicks Expected To Part Ways

It appears Phil Jackson’s embarrassing tenure as the president of the New York Knicks will come to an end as soon as Wednesday morning. Ramona Shelburne dropped that bomb late Tuesday night with a string of tweets.

It’s a move that was long overdue and Knicks owner James Dolan, despite being the worst owner in the NBA, had to do it.

Jackson was named the team’s president on March 18, 2014, signing a five-year, $60 million contract. In three full seasons at the head of the franchise, Jackson’s rosters compiled a record of 80-166 (.325) and no playoff appearances. There was also zero appearance of growth or the development of any true identity.

Jackson’s tenure with the Knicks will be looked upon as an abject failure. Perhaps the one smart thing he did was to draft Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. But even then, Phil couldn’t help himself, as he has practically run the 21-year-old out of town already.

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