The Knicks tied for the NBA’s sixth-worst record, but thanks to losing a pre-lottery tiebreaker and the Kings moving up in the lottery, New York received the No. 8 pick in the upcoming draft.
Knicks president Phil Jackson, via Ian Begley of ESPN:
“Our opportunity [at] seven could have been 10, so eight we’ll live with,” Jackson said. “I think that we’re good at what we do.”
The Knicks have gone 17-65, 32-50 and 31-51 in Jackson’s three full seasons. He signed Joakim Noah to arguably the NBA’s worst contract. Jackson has turned the Carmelo Anthony situation into a public mess.