Anonymous: Do you think Phil Jackson is a good addition? Do you think the Knicks should resign Carmelo?
I’m not sure about how good Phil Jackson will be in a front office role, but if having him involved in the franchise is enough to convince Melo to stay and other free agents to sign, then it’s a priceless addition.
As for Melo, he’s a top five player so of course I think he should be re-signed.
Anonymous: If we could get Kyrie Irving though
He’s not going anywhere until at least 2018.
The best moves the Knicks have made in recent memory are hiring Glen Grunwald, drafting Gallo/Shump/Hardaway, signing Lin/Novak/Copeland for nothing and sticking with Woody after 2011-12.
What combines all these moves is that none of these people were big names before they came to the Knicks (besides Hardaway), and Dolan has at least tried to get rid of all of them (again besides Hardaway) and in most cases succeeded.
That’s why I’m sceptical about Phil Jackson. The worst moves we’ve made are signing STAT for $100 million, picking up Billups’ huge option for no real reason and trading everything for Melo. We made all those moves because they were big names and put no second thought into it.
The Melo trade just about worked out, but that’s more a testament to Melo himself than the actual decision to make the trade.
magic50zz said: Phil is using us to JS….they say “end of the week” in case Lakers wanna make a move for him
Yeah, I don’t think he cares about the Knicks very much. Even though he won a title here as a player, he’s never been close to the organization and the Lakers or even Bulls would always be the priority for him.
He’s also expressed zero desire to return to basketball since retiring, and I have to think this front office comeback is just an excuse to get a paycheck for not doing much and preserving his coaching record at the same time.
The latest on Phil Jackson is that he is expected to join the Knicks by the end of the week, and may potentially bring Steve Kerr with him as head coach.
Of course, the ironic thing there is that Jackson is the Hall of Fame coach with no front office experience, and Kerr is the former general manager of the Phoenix Suns who has never considered coaching.
I’m not saying it won’t work, but that sums up the main issue I have with this situation. It feels like James Dolan is simply assigning roles to established names without thinking through exactly how they fit together and how their skill set/experience matches up with their new role.
There’s no doubt it would be exciting to have a guy like Jackson in the organization, but that’s exactly what Dolan wants us to feel. As this drags out, I start to get the sense that Dolan is just trying to get Jackson’s name attached to the organization so they stay in the headlines and eventually it may end up as another false hope, with Jackson being no more than a glorified (and high paid) consultant.
tru-wonton: Woah just looked at the standings and this might be a miracle if the hawks keep doing this badly and we keep this streak up we might be able to go to the playoffs in the 8th seed spot
Wow, I’m surprised too, we’re only three games back. Problem is we’ve played four more games than Atlanta, so they still have a chance to pull away.
Having won four straight (the most in the East right now), it’s definitely possible we could make it to the postseason.