The New York Knicks are in the midst a nice, long, four-day break before they take on the Indiana Pacers this Wednesday. Tomorrow, however, figures to be a potentially monumental day in the franchise’s history as they get ready to welcome Phil Jackson into the front office.
While we await the big press conference tomorrow, catch up on some Knicks links from around the web:
– Jim Cavan suggests the Knicks should hire more ’90s icons to their front office. Phil Jackson got to play through the only championship years in Knicks’ history, but he also coached the foes of the highly beloved ’90s Knicks teams. He knows their steez and what they’d mean to the fanbase to be with the team in an official capacity.
– If you want to kill your buzz, Stephen A. Smith says the Knicks won’t change under Phil Jackson all that much. If this were to come from almost any other person, I’d be a lot more concerned. But for awhile now, Stephen A. has made a living as a TV personality — one who evokes rage and strong opinions from fans to promote viewership and page views. Still, the idea of Dolan’s supposed looming presence in the lives of Knicks players is a scary thought.
– If you want to get your buzz back on, Seth Rosenthal and netw3rk were typically hilarious and insightful on the Dog Playdate Podcast.
– Having recently been linked to the Knicks as someone Jackson would like to hire, Steve Kerr finally spoke up. He talks about other things, too, but Kerr acknowledges that the coaching speculation is awkward, and as is standard professional ethic, tries to stray from talking about taking a job that somebody else holds. If the Knicks go full rebuild mode, I think Kerr would be a really cool hire.
– Some real basketball! Chris Herring on Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Knicks’ streakiness.
These are all nice reads/listens/watches/nuggets to check out in a very interesting time in the Knicks organization.
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