There comes a point where you sort of get resigned to constant failure. Some Knicks fans know because the organization has been getting the short end of the stick for a while. From getting routinely sonned by Michael Jordan or seeing many great careers die by their hands (Steve Francis, Tracy McGrady), New York has struggled quite a bit. New York is many games behind .500 and in shambles. Is Phil Jackson the man to fix them?
It's being reported that the legendary coach is leaning to returning to basketball by becoming the Knicks' president of basketball operations. It's also worth noting New York won its only two championships when Jackson was a player. So does that mean the Knicks can only win championships if Jackson is involved. Well, not necessarily. But the news does give people a bit more to talk about than the Knicks sucking. There's not complete optimism on Twitter about the situaton, however.
A lot of tweeters are just hoping Dolan doesn't screw this up:
Also Phil Jackson would be a game changer if he had complete power, but knowing James Dolan he will not.— Sports Spot (@NYSportsSpot) March 9, 2014
Having Phil Jackson in the Knicka front office can do 1 very important thing and that's loosen the iron grip of Dolan on the franchise #nyk— Kyle Crooks (@kcrooks18) March 8, 2014
I'll PayPal James Dolan a dollar if Phil Jackson says yes— Dan (@TheDanstein) March 8, 2014
I have hard time believing James Dolan is changing for Phil Jackson, and why would Phil trust James Dolan.— Leslie M. (@MongoGoesCrazy) March 8, 2014
Some folks are bit more cynical:
Phil Jackson gonna walk into MSG, splash kerosene around & say "I did you a favor" while lighting a match— Desus (@desusnice) March 8, 2014
Just twist that knife that's in my heart. "@ESPNLosAngeles: Phil Jackson leaning toward taking New York Knicks' front-office job"— Brandon Sheehy (@btsheehy) March 9, 2014
Others are excited. Too excited:
if Phil Jackson becomes Knicks president of basketball ops I might jizz— ¡¡ERIC CARR!! (@UrucCurr) March 9, 2014
If Phil Jackson accepts a front office job for the Knicks, they'll be better than ever before. And I bet Melo stays then.— Dontarius Collins (@Don_Tear_E_Us) March 9, 2014
My boys out there ballin!! They thinkin "yo phil jackson is watching we gotta groove out here now!"— Steven Cannabis (@Genesis2MP) March 9, 2014
The Knicks are currently busting their asses to get convince Jackson take the offer. They're beating the Cavaliers 58-50 at halftime. So just the mention of Jackson makes them a better team. The final decision is expected to come soon, but until then, be sure to hug a Lakers fan when you get the chance.