How does it feel, New York Knicks fans?
Apparently Spike Lee feels amazing.
After three tumultuous years of being the Knicks’ president, it looks like Phil Jackson’s time in the Big Apple is over. ESPN broke the news overnight, and it was confirmed by Knicks owner James Dolan in a statement.
“After careful thought and consideration, we mutually agreed that the Knicks will be going in a different direction,” Dolan said in the statement. “Phil Jackson is one of the most celebrated and successful individuals in the history of the NBA. His legacy in the game of basketball is unmatched. We wish him the best and thank him for his service to the Knicks as both a player and an executive.”
Throughout his tenure, Jackson made it clear that he wasn’t the biggest Carmelo Anthony fan. And he sent fans over the edge when he even considered getting rid of Kristaps Porzingis the unicorn a few weeks ago.
Jackson released a statement as well, wishing the organization and the fans of New York the best of luck.
“The New York Knicks will always hold a special place in my heart,” Jackson said in a statement. “This team and this town launched my NBA career. I will forever be indebted to them. I am grateful to Mr. Dolan for giving me the opportunity to return here,” it reads in part.
Now it’s time to win—with ‘Melo and Zaps.