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Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson failure thus far as Knicks president

Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson failure thus far as Knicks president
Published On: Tue, May 30
Apr 5, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks general manager Phil Jackson smiles against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the 76ers 101 - 91. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Former NBA player and coach turned ESPN NBA analyst Mark Jackson isnt a fan of what Phil Jackson has done as president of the New York Knicks.

In a conference call with reporters ahead of the 2017 NBA Finals, Jackson made his thoughts on Jackson as an NBA executive crystal clear.

Citing Jacksons handling of the Carmelo Anthony situation as a key reason for calling him a failure as an executive, the former coach ripped into the Zen Master for going about it the wrong way to force him out.

Really, there arent many whod argue against Jackson on this score. Phil Jackson has done a miserable job as the head honcho in New York. His personnel moves have not panned out, and his decisions on the head coaching front have been embarrassingly inept.

But as Jackson pointed out, its what has transpired surrounding Anthony that brings the most shame upon the organization.

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