NBA Rumors: 6 Reasons Phil Jackson Won't Be Saving the NY Knicks

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NBA Rumors: 6 Reasons Phil Jackson Won't Be Saving the NY Knicks
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Rumors of Phil Jackson coming to save the Knicks have been tossed around from the moment the Zen Master retired from the Lakers.

“The new name at the top of a coaching search a year from now for a team near a championship, or just any team in New York City: Phil Jackson,” said the NBA itself at the close of the 2010-11 season.

Less than a week ago, when the Journal Times reported that “with money being no object, the scuttlebutt is the Knicks brass may offer [Jackson] a four-year, $50 million deal.”

In between, Knicks fans thought of the possibilities.

Now, with the Miami Heat up a commanding 2-0 lead, and interim coach Mike Woodson looking at another first-round exit, Knicks fans have penned in Phil Jackson as No. 1 on their offseason wish list.

Hope it’s erasable ink.

Phil Jackson won’t be fulfilling New Yorkers’ dynasty dreams. Well, at least for another year.

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