Phil Jackson Essay

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The respected New York Knicks playing career of Phil Jackson is a distant forgotten memory nowadays in comparison to his dreadful tenure as team president. It seems like every time the name Phil Jackson is referenced in the media there is a strong chance it's something negative. The ironic thing about all the bad press is that it's self inflicted from the former multiple time NBA coach of the year providing too much information for the public's consumption. The team president currently trying to put a struggling franchise back together seems completely different from the beloved blue collar forward that helped the Knicks win their only two NBA championships. The events that transpired after Jackson's infamous press conference to address…show more content…
The door swings both ways when it comes to demonstrating loyalty and respect.” The other big drama that is taking place after Jackson's press conference is the blatant exit meeting no show from second year forward Kristaps Porzingis. The Latvian big man is heavily pegged by many as the future of the franchise and most valuable player on the team so his absence for rumored frustration with team management is a huge red flag. It's safe to assume Jackson's comments in his press conference about Porzingis not being ready to be the franchise player yet didn't help the cause to comfort. "No, I don't [think he's ready]. He's 21 years old. That's a big load for anybody to take on, But he's shown that he's competitive. He's shown that he's competitive. He's shown that he's got a sense of desire to win, etc. So we're really pleased with how he's developed. I think he had some concern this year about physicality, not being able to stand up to all the games physically with his Achilles tendon, back,
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