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Knicks, Phil Jackson Part Ways After Dismal 3-Year Run

28 June 2017

"I had hoped, of course, to bring another National Basketball Association championship to the Garden", Jackson continued.

Huge #KnicksTape fans are estatic as news got out that the bromance of James Dolan and Phil Jackson has finally ran its course. "I wish them and the Knicks organization all the best - today and always".

Asked if they were divorcing, La La Anthony, who has known her husband since he was 19 and been married for seven years, said, "Not right now", and added of Carmelo, "We're the best of friends".

Maybe Jackson has a desire to reward Rose for his commitment and loyalty to the organization.

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According to National Basketball Association sources, Dolan went back on his February promise to have Jackson fulfill the full five years of his contract because of new circumstances revolving around Jackson's public feuds with the Knicks' two best players, Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

Speaking on the latter, La La revealed that Melo's top priority is to stay in NY to remain close to their 10-year old son Kiyan.

In fact, though, winning is what sells, and Anthony and Jackson proved to be the wrong guys to deliver a championship, the former on the court and the latter off it.

Phil Jackson admitted to fielding trades for Kristaps Porzingis. Playing with the Knicks won't help his career any more than it could. He skipped exit meetings with Jackson and the team due to his frustration with the Knicks' dysfunction. In an odd power play, Jackson declined to renew the contract of Josh Longstaff, one of Porzingis's favorite assistant coaches. Didn't matter. He was Phil Jackson and still carried himself as if above it all, even as the Knicks continued to be as much of a joke franchise as there is in professional sports. "We know what he is - he's a unicorn and he's special".

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By Tuesday, Dolan had seen enough. Instead it is Jackson who is leaving. His first coaching hire, Derek Fisher, lasted just 1½ seasons, and Jackson's trades and free agency moves also failed to improve the club.

The main issue? The Knicks are still owned by James Dolan. Jackson has been in charge of the Knicks' personnel decisions since 2014. But he had never previously held a front-office position.

However, a ton of losses and internal strife involving Jackson's relationship with star players Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis appeared to short-circuit Dolan's allegiance. However, he might not be the only one who could join the roster this summer.

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