Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t always reachable.
Surely, Jackson was available in the lead up to the trade deadline, right?
One NBA general manager told me last week in New Orleans that his team “can’t get a hold of Phil. It’s crazy.”
On one hand, good for Jackson bilking Dolan. Wouldn’t we all love a high-paying, barely-show job if we could get one?
On the other hand, this is just getting sad for the Knicks. They made no trades before the deadline then released Brandon Jennings. No-trade-clause-holding Carmelo Anthony, whose value is diminishing, can’t get on the same page as Jackson, because Anthony doesn’t even know what book the franchise reading. Joakim Noah is likely out for the year, and the aging injured big man still has three more costly years remaining on his contract.
Just a few years of Jackson’s negligence could cost the Knicks deep into the future.
But at least he drafted Kristaps Porzingis.