It finally happened. The day finally arrived. After all the decisions that Phil Jackson had made since becoming the President of the New York Knicks, it appears as if the one to talk about possibly trading Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The Knicks announced that “Mr. Jackson is leaving his post as President of Basketball Operations, effective immediately.” The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says owner James Dolan is looking at Toronto’s Masai Ujiri as a replacement. Let’s see what people are saying about this inevitable firing of Phil Jackson.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 28, 2017
Phil Jackson, New York Knicks Agree to Part Company
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) June 28, 2017
— Jake Bourke (@JakeBourke) June 28, 2017
— JAOTIC (@MrJamesCarter) June 28, 2017
— J3R3MY (@J3R3MYC) June 28, 2017
$11M: What Phil Jackson made in his 9 years with the Bulls (6 titles)
$60M: What Phil Jackson made in his 3 1/4 years with Knicks (90-171)
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 28, 2017
— EdgyFlower (@GlamourKnicks) June 28, 2017
Phil Jackson just might have been the worst team-builder in NBA history. For sure the man who hired him is the worst NBA owner ever.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 28, 2017
KP giving Phil his own exit interview. pic.twitter.com/iUyd8blOhS
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 28, 2017
As great as Phil Jackson was as a NBA coach, he was equally as bad as a NBA executive. These past three years have left a bitter taste in everyone's mouth when it pertains to Jackson, especially Knicks fans. Hopefully this won't end up tarnishing Jackson's legacy as a great coach. Unfortunately the damage that he did to the Knicks in the past three years appears to already be having some effect on that legacy.