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Phil Jackson was unprepared and disorganized during free agent meetings

Phil Jackson was unprepared and disorganized during free agent meetings
Published On: Thu, Oct 12
Mar 27, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Vocal group the Four Tops with former NBA player Earl Monroe (purple tie) and New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Walt Frazier and former NBA player Dick Barnett (right) acknowledge Walt Frazier for his 70th birthday during the game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The tenure of Phil Jackson as president of the New York Knicks was marred by many things. One was the teams inability to attract big name free agents.

Speaking on his Woj Pod podcast with ESPNs Ian Begley, ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski offered some insight as to why New York couldnt bring in the big names.

I heard some horror stories about Phil in presentation situations with players " unprepared, just disorganized, Wojnarowski said on the podcast, as transcribed by Dan Feldman of NBC Sports. And sometimes, hed have Steve Mills in there, whod try to re-direct him. But I know of a couple players who walked out of meetings in a couple different free-agent scenarios and, Wow, that was Phil Jackson? Thats now how I imagined hed be.

Thats unacceptable for a team president. If youre going to take part in the team meetings, you have to be prepared and organized. Thats a minimum requirement.

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