“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.