“He’s got his energy back,” Buss said. “As a matter of fact, I overheard him making plans to play tennis when he’s back in Montana with one of his friends. He hasn’t played tennis, I don’t think, in 8 years. The knee replacement really is one of those operations that has such a high success rate. It gets people back to riding their bikes or playing golf or playing tennis. It really is a miracle. It’s one of those things that because of Phil’s schedule he wasn’t able to take the time to get the surgery and do the rehab. Now he’s done it, and I do think he has his energy back. Now he’s going to spend his time? I don’t know. I’m happy for him, that he’s out of pain, after watching him suffer for the last few years.”
League sources say that the Knicks haven’t contacted Jackson as of yet, but they’re expected to reach out to him in the coming weeks. While the team was impressed with Mike Woodson and the success he had in an interim role, they’ll still explore the possibility of hiring Jackson.
There is a lot of buzz about the Knicks and Jackson that I’ve picked up on over the past 24 hours. Sounds as if they will attempt to reach out.
The whole thing just doesn’t make sense to me. Watching the Rangers celebrate and the Garden go bananas had to move the owner into understanding that they need Game 7 opportunities. That means they must win the Atlantic. Hiring Phil Jackson can attract more veteran minimum deals, critical to the team’s death.
This isn’t a knock on Mike Woodson, who still has yet to be extended.
They have to reach out at the very least. Sounds like fans agree.