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Phil Jackson introduced as Knicks team president (VIDEO)

Mar 18, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

These are some highlights of Phil Jackson’s comments at the press conference Tuesday in Manhattan where he was introduced as the president of the New York Knicks.

He focused his comments heavily on team building and culture building in the organization — attracting star talent to New York will never be the issue, what the Knicks have lacked is any kind of consistent structure to support that talent. Particularly in the past decade or so. Jackson looks to change that.

Jackson also talked Carmelo Anthony and how he is part of the future in New York (Anthony can and will opt out of the final year of his contract this summer but could re-sign with the Knicks). Jackson also said the right things about Mike Woodson but in no way committed to keeping him around after this season. Because we all know he will not.

  1. rodyaugu - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    He’s no Pat Riley.

    • spthegr8 - Mar 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      ^^^^^ Your right. He is Better.!!! IjS!! ^^^^^

      • rodyaugu - Mar 18, 2014 at 4:35 PM

        Better at what?

    • cruzan80 - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:41 AM

      @ rodyaugu

      Beating Pat Riley for starters….

  2. cbking05 - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    He’s not Michael Jackson.

  3. jgray30 - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    He’s not Carrot Top.

  4. supremekingz - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    He’s no Vladimir Putin

  5. moseskkim - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Gives the Knicks some credibility.. He’s a winner. Gotta give him the benefit of the doubt. I think he will change the Knicks culture

  6. Bababenny - Mar 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Bottom line: The Knicks are better off today (and tomorrow) than they were yesterday.

  7. davidly - Mar 18, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    He’s no Rodney Allen Rippy, but I do recognize shades of Skibby MaRue.

    Plus, it appears I was wrong after all: they offered and he bit.

  8. dablakdrphil - Mar 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    As a Laker fan this absolutely KILLS me, but I wish Phil the best of luck if anybody can change a franchise around for the better I’m sure Phil wll be able to

  9. campcouch - Mar 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM


  10. blakegblogs - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    He’s no Patrick Star

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