Phil Jackson now president of the New York Knicks

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  1. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    He has championship or two as (reserve?)player, 11 as coach, and I am guessing he gets one as president.
  3. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    not unless he names himself coach and the best player in the world starts playing for him.
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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think so. Why are players going to sign with New York because Jackson is a GM? He really has no history of success in that position. I just don't see it myself but I guess we'll see what happens.
  5. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    He doesn't have history of success, but I think his coaching philosophy and getting the most out of role players will play a huge role in his personnel decisions.

    This is also a good time to understand that the GM/President of Basketball Ops., whatever isn't going to be watching the film and scouting himself. If Phil is smart, and he is, I would be willing to be that he'll be bringing in scouts and staff members from his runs with the Bulls and Lakers. With the right scouting, they can eventually put together a really competitive team, especially with this year looking likely to be the final run for the Miami Heat.

    I have to run, but in the meantime -- does anyone know if the Knicks have already used their amnesty provision?

    They need to let Carmelo Anthony walk, re-sign Iman Shumpert, and amnesty either JR Smith or Amare Stoudamire if they have the provision available. Otherwise, try and move Smith and just ride out Amare's horrific contract, or maybe deal him to the Lakers as a salary dump.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think the Lakers would do that deal. They really don't need cap relief. I think they are already under the Luxury Tax or if not, really close to it. Either way, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me why players might go to New York. The taxes associated with playing in New York really make it unattractive to sign there and the talent level is a long way from being of a championship level, to say nothing of the pressure the media puts on you. IDK.

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