Phil will look to hire by mid-June

Phil Jackson reportedly wants to have a new coach hired before he jets off to Turkey to attend his son’s wedding in the middle of June (FoxSports, June 4).

The Knicks president planned to take two weeks to celebrate his son’s wedding before accepting the front office position. Lakers president Jeanie Buss, Jackson’s fiancee, will also make the trip to Turkey.

According to FOX Sports 1/Yahoo NBA Insider Adrian Wojanarowski, Jackson is expected to meet with Derek Fisher this week, despite Jackson’s $25,000 fine for a tampering violation involving the Knicks new coaching candidate.




18 comments
Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@BiggieTKB 

I see the defenders of the draft picks for Camby, Bargnani, and Felton crowd are proclaiming victory. Now we have a $90 million payroll, no draft picks, and a lottery team. That seems to be a failure to me.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@OLDKNICK well said. Everybody worrying about Phil's plan. I love his patience!

chudogz1
chudogz1

@Knicks_Fanatic. Those same people probably never watched a college game in their life. Talking about this years draft is 5 or 6 deep.. LOL.. I needed a good laugh, apparently they never heard of guys like Shabazz Napier, who is better than Felton RIGHT NOW...

theking
theking

@chudogz  that's true. but how many ppl came out that deep draft in 03 with bron melo wade and bosh .... now answer how many are still contributing at a high level ....

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@thatsagoodpoint 

Trading draft picks for players or the converse trading players for draft picks is a strategy for improving your team. To be an ideologue and proclaim either to be the correct approach is foolhardy. The real means of evaluation of any deal is to see whether or not you improved your team. 

We owe six draft picks for players that we don't have anymore or want. That's an epic failure.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@theking @chudogz 

You miss the point. Drafting a player deep in the draft gives you a shot at getting a decent player on a cheap contract. It's about the value you obtain. 

Here are some 2003 players still contributing.

Hinrich, West, Diaw, Perkins, Steve Blake, Bonner, Mo Williams, Korver. Many other players in that draft had good careers and obviously are out of the league by now.


RivDim
RivDim

Last year the Knicks won 54 games, it's division, and ended the Celtics' run forcing Danny Ainge to rebuild. With Caemelo Anthony, JR Smith, And Tyson Chandler significantly injured the knicks were 6 mins away from forcing a game 7 against the pacer. You and other "Knick fans" on this blog didn't want to evaluate the Knicks' team building processes then. Neither did you call for an evaluation of Dolan, who you claim to be the team GM last year when the knicks enjoyed success.

Unlike others on this blog I believe you're a die hard Knicks fan and have been for a while. But I also perceive that your analysis is deductive and shaped by dogmatic subjective information emanating from an anti Knick media obviously offended by Jim Dolan's MSG media policies.

theking
theking

@Knicks_Fanatic @theking @chudogz  come on man that's poo poo platter  ... contribute like the top 5 in that draft or at least close to it. what happen to the players from 6 to 15 or 20 where are they? im not saying draft is a bust but yall act like we gave up sure fire talent recently ....