>> Will win with him on the court.>> He was supposed to be the Knicks savior, but after three plus years of losing records and internal strife, Phil Jackson, one-time legendary coach turned Knicks executive, is out. The team announcing Wednesday it's firing its embattled president, Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly clashing with Jackson over the fate of veteran franchise star Carmelo Anthony.
Jackson angling to cut him loose to rebuild the team with younger players, the Knicks refusing to do so. Jackson also at loggerheads with the Knicks seven foot three Latvian phenom Kristaps Porzinigis over the use of Jackson's signature triangle offense. Many New York fans elated, director Spike Lee posting this hallelujah shot to social media Wednesday.
71 year old Jackson, nicknamed Zen Master for his following of eastern philosophy, saying in a statement quote, I had hoped of course to bring another NBA championship to the Garden. As someone who treasures winning, I am deeply disappointed that we weren't able to do that.