New York Knicks Fans Celebrate Phil Jackson Getting Fired as Team President

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2017

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The New York Knicks announced they were parting ways with team president Phil Jackson on Wednesday morning, and fans rejoiced.

Jackson's three-year tenure was highlighted by drafting Kristaps Porzingis, but New York went 80-166 under him with nary a playoff berth.

The Zen Master engaged in public feuds with Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony, which led fans to turn on the 71-year-old, who won 11 NBA championships as a coach and two more as a player with the Knicks (1970 and 1973).

Here's a sampling of what fans, including known superfan Spike Lee, were feeling:

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Live look at Knicks fans after hearing Phil Jackson will be fired and could be replaced with Masai Ujiri https://t.co/AmIqkaCQMZ

Singh @S1NGH7

Adrian Wojnarowski: Knicks & Phil Jackson are expected to announce that they're parting ways Knicks Fans: https://t.co/rYj5vFkVbE

maurice @tallmaurice

Knicks fans on subway platforms this morning https://t.co/I3WPh9pX0F

Jemele Hill @jemelehill

Live look at Knicks fans https://t.co/JPICIwoEPJ

Austin @AustinLatest

#Knicks fans when they realize Phil Jackson is fired but James Dolan still owns the team. https://t.co/tURULHQ11J

Andrew Claudio @Claudio_GSN

#Knicks fans at work today https://t.co/TIj0bzLIeo

Thomas Duffy @TJDhoops

"Melo, thoughts on Phil getting fired?" https://t.co/qglDDzTs5C

Clemquon @TheClemReport

Knicks fans walking into work today https://t.co/f2Jq0ZsKFc

Butter 💎 🦅 @HoePapi

When Knicks fans hear Phil Jackson about to get fired https://t.co/BVKjNV67nu

yc @yc

LaLa taking Melo back and Phil Jackson getting tf outta here I'm gonna go bench press a garbage truck https://t.co/2UIDKmxiNM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Spike Lee's Instagram post this morning: https://t.co/lk7264zVsB


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