On March 18, Phil Jackson sat in between New York Knicks owner James Dolan and executive Steve Mills at a press conference at Madison Square Garden, fielding questions from eager reporters. Jackson had just been officially announced as the Knicks' new president of basketball operations, and, if only for a moment, the state of the Knicks seemed stable.
But things really weren't okay. In truth, the team's 2013-2014 campaign was a textbook case of basketball mismanagement. The team slogged to an 37-45 record, falling way short of expectations after amassing 54 wins the previous season.
Now, Jackson will be tasked with trying to rebuild a team and restore hope to a tireless, impatient fan base. He will certainly have his hands full this offseason, as he tries to repair a team teeming with ugly contracts and bereft of significant young talent. Carmelo Anthony's status is exceedingly uncertain, and the Knicks still don't have a head coach.
Where should Jackson start?
Here are the top 10 issues facing the Knicks this offseason.