Jackson, a link to the Knicks' glory days as a defensive-minded role player on teams that won two National Basketball Association titles in the early 1970s, moved to NY for his first front-office job three years after retiring from coaching.
Wojnarowski noted "Dolan has become increasingly concerned about Jackson's fitness for the job and the long-term prospects of success for the franchise, especially in the aftermath of Jackson entertaining trades for Kristaps Porzingis".
Jackson was correct in saying that both Anthony and the Knicks would be better off if Melo moved on, but when your star player has no-trade leverage, antagonizing him and then painting yourself into a negotiating corner is unwise.
Amid sweltering heat, dozens of flights canceled in Phoenix
Juan Guadalupe, a landscaper, scaled a spindly palm tree more than 50ft tall in Phoenix , using a chain saw to hack the branches. At another building site, men in hard hats and yellow vests labored and sweated in the heat and downed water to stay hydrated .
Dolan said Knicks General Manager Steve Mills would run the day-to-day business of the organization over the short term. "This team and this town launched my National Basketball Association career".
I'm listening to Mike and Mike and Stu Gotz is begging for them to fire coach Hornacek and hire Jeff Van Gundy as coach or Mark Jackson. I am grateful to Mr Dolan for giving me the opportunity to return here.
The victor of an NBA-record 11 championships as coach, Jackson couldn't engineer one playoff berth as an executive. Over the three years that Phil Jackson was with the Knicks, he made over $60 million dollars, despite the Knicks having a losing record of 90-171 and a winning percentage of 0.345. A free-agent for the first time in his career, Rose joined the Knicks via trade with the Bulls, where he played for eight years and won the MVP during the 2010-11 season. From celebrities to fans, not many seem to be upset about the fact that the Knicks will be getting a new president. In February, Charley Rosen, a close ally of Jackson, revealed that Anthony would waive his no-trade clause only for a move to either the Los Angeles Clippers or Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Knicks as a whole don't look much better in this, having reportedly picked up an option on Jackson's expensive contract in April - only to part ways two months later on the eve of free agency. "He's a unicorn and he's special". Shortly after Ujiri was hired by Toronto in 2013, he sent Andrea Bargnani to NY in exchange for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, the Knicks' 2016 first-round draft pick and two future second-rounders.
"I think I can definitely fit with this system", Ntilikina said on draft night.