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(New York Daily News)   Knicks owner James Dolan says he's "willfully and gratefully" giving up control of the team to Phil Jackson   (nydailynews.com) divider line 35
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2014-03-18 04:24:23 PM
Jim Dolan, Woody Johnson, Fred Wilpon & Charles Wang.

Goddamn do the teams I root for have dog shiat owners.
 
2014-03-18 04:33:09 PM
As a head coach, Phil Jackson has 13 Finals appearances and 11 NBA championships in 20 seasons between the Bulls and Lakers. Neither of those teams has ever once offered him a front office position.
 
2014-03-18 04:36:49 PM
A duck owns the Knicks? That explains a lot.
 
2014-03-18 05:58:04 PM
"Not my problem anymore" is one of the best feelings there is in the working world.
 
2014-03-18 06:10:43 PM

WalkingCarpet: Jim Dolan, Woody Johnson, Fred Wilpon & Charles Wang.

Goddamn do the teams I root for have dog shiat owners.


Wang's not that bad. You could always switch from the Isles to the Rags and double up on your Dolan.
 
2014-03-18 06:47:24 PM

The Bestest: WalkingCarpet: Jim Dolan, Woody Johnson, Fred Wilpon & Charles Wang.

Goddamn do the teams I root for have dog shiat owners.

Wang's not that bad. You could always switch from the Isles to the Rags and double up on your Dolan.


Should've kept the dude with no money!
 
2014-03-18 06:47:37 PM
So, is Mike D'Antoni brilliant or stupid? I forget which day of the week this is.

He's currently telling his Laker team they need to learn how to compete at this level. He must be an idiot today.
 
2014-03-18 06:57:39 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: So, is Mike D'Antoni brilliant or stupid? I forget which day of the week this is.

He's currently telling his Laker team they need to learn how to compete at this level. He must be an idiot today.


Mike D'Antoni is a great offensive coach, but he needs someone better than his brother Dan to coach defensive sets. So, not quite brilliant, but not smart enough to make up for his one shortcoming. That still leaves him far from stupid.
 
2014-03-18 07:00:24 PM
Knicks fans need to start preparing themselves for the possibility that the entire Dolan Era will turn out to be one gigantic, expensive troll.
 
2014-03-18 07:41:34 PM
If Dolan was serious about winning he'd hire Isiah Thomas to run things.
 
2014-03-18 07:47:51 PM
The Knicks are cursed. They couldn't win it all when they had Patrick Ewing. Jesus himself could not guide the Knicks to win the Finals.
 
2014-03-18 07:48:45 PM
Gooby pls
 
2014-03-18 07:52:32 PM

skinink: The Knicks are cursed. They couldn't win it all when they had Patrick Ewing. Jesus himself could not guide the Knicks to win the Finals.


I blame '94 on OJ

/and John Starks
 
2014-03-18 07:53:38 PM
I am from a long line of Knicks fans. My life is more fun when the Knicks are good so go Phil you dirty dog.

/fantasy playoffs started last night
//should be a barn burner
///nobody cares.
 
2014-03-18 07:58:32 PM

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2014-03-18 08:27:26 PM
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2014-03-18 08:27:29 PM

GreenAdder: Gooby pls


No fak u
 
2014-03-18 08:36:34 PM
Watch him fire Jackson midway through the next season for not making chicken salad out of this pile of chicken shiat.
 
2014-03-18 08:40:08 PM

Arkanaut: Watch him fire Jackson midway through the next season for not making chicken salad out of this pile of chicken shiat.


Woodson is still there.
 
2014-03-18 08:46:24 PM

Shame Us: "Not my problem anymore" is one of the best feelings there is in the working world.


Hope that works for Dolan too (as in, if Dolan weren't our problem anymore).


CavalierEternal: [img.fark.net image 850x414]


Ya know, Mike Holmgren did make the Seahawks into a perennial contender and get them to the Super Bowl.
 
2014-03-18 09:12:48 PM

exick: As a head coach, Phil Jackson has 13 Finals appearances and 11 NBA championships in 20 seasons between the Bulls and Lakers. Neither of those teams has ever once offered him a front office position.


I could have swore the Lakers offered him something in the front office.

Either way, so what's the plan here? Jackson is almost 70 how long is he going to be working the kind of hours the president of a team needs to work? Let's be generous and say he works till he's 75.

So let's see they're at least another season from competing for a championship...and more if Melo bolts (which I would if I were him but I don't think he will). That puts Phil with about a three year window to do what? Win a title? Pretty sure LeBron will still be in the league in three years, the Pacers aren't going anywhere, and the Bulls might be the best team in the East if Rose ever plays again. The Knicks aren't going to even be favored to get to Finals.

So I guess is competing for a couple years and then being back to square one when Jackson retires worth it? Idk I'm not a Knick fan, I'm guessing they think so though.

Don't get me wrong I think he will markedly improve them given enough time. But as President he can only do so much...grab a big free agent, hit on a draft pick. Those things take time, though.
 
2014-03-18 09:24:05 PM

Kevin Lomax: exick: As a head coach, Phil Jackson has 13 Finals appearances and 11 NBA championships in 20 seasons between the Bulls and Lakers. Neither of those teams has ever once offered him a front office position.

I could have swore the Lakers offered him something in the front office.

Either way, so what's the plan here? Jackson is almost 70 how long is he going to be working the kind of hours the president of a team needs to work? Let's be generous and say he works till he's 75.

So let's see they're at least another season from competing for a championship...and more if Melo bolts (which I would if I were him but I don't think he will). That puts Phil with about a three year window to do what? Win a title? Pretty sure LeBron will still be in the league in three years, the Pacers aren't going anywhere, and the Bulls might be the best team in the East if Rose ever plays again. The Knicks aren't going to even be favored to get to Finals.

So I guess is competing for a couple years and then being back to square one when Jackson retires worth it? Idk I'm not a Knick fan, I'm guessing they think so though.

Don't get me wrong I think he will markedly improve them given enough time. But as President he can only do so much...grab a big free agent, hit on a draft pick. Those things take time, though.


He's half a year younger than Pat Riley
 
2014-03-18 09:25:39 PM

Arkanaut: Shame Us: "Not my problem anymore" is one of the best feelings there is in the working world.

Hope that works for Dolan too (as in, if Dolan weren't our problem anymore).


CavalierEternal: [img.fark.net image 850x414]

Ya know, Mike Holmgren did make the Seahawks into a perennial contender and get them to the Super Bowl.


And then in his front office position he took the Browns to the same level of continuing success.

/That's the joke?
 
2014-03-18 09:37:05 PM
I'm not a fan of Bud Selig by any means, but I am so glad he stepped in and intervened in Dolan's proposed purchase of the Red Sox.
 
2014-03-18 09:52:11 PM
Great. Now I'll have to listen to Cowherd jerk off to this from 10:05 to 10:30 tomorrow morning. Thank God my commute is <a half hour.
 
2014-03-18 11:22:29 PM
maybe Dolan is going to just watch the games from his box and STFU
/are you watching Jerry Jones?
 
2014-03-18 11:36:31 PM

The Bestest: Kevin Lomax: exick: As a head coach, Phil Jackson has 13 Finals appearances and 11 NBA championships in 20 seasons between the Bulls and Lakers. Neither of those teams has ever once offered him a front office position.

I could have swore the Lakers offered him something in the front office.

Either way, so what's the plan here? Jackson is almost 70 how long is he going to be working the kind of hours the president of a team needs to work? Let's be generous and say he works till he's 75.

So let's see they're at least another season from competing for a championship...and more if Melo bolts (which I would if I were him but I don't think he will). That puts Phil with about a three year window to do what? Win a title? Pretty sure LeBron will still be in the league in three years, the Pacers aren't going anywhere, and the Bulls might be the best team in the East if Rose ever plays again. The Knicks aren't going to even be favored to get to Finals.

So I guess is competing for a couple years and then being back to square one when Jackson retires worth it? Idk I'm not a Knick fan, I'm guessing they think so though.

Don't get me wrong I think he will markedly improve them given enough time. But as President he can only do so much...grab a big free agent, hit on a draft pick. Those things take time, though.

He's half a year younger than Pat Riley


Pat Riley's team is slightly better positioned to compete than the Knicks.
 
2014-03-18 11:58:49 PM
Jackson only succeeded when gifted ridiculously stacked rosters.  Now he has to make a good roster out of practically nothing.  Yeah, right.
 
2014-03-19 12:09:00 AM

skinink: The Knicks are cursed. They couldn't win it all when they had Patrick Ewing. Jesus himself could not guide the Knicks to win the Finals.


Jesus played for the Hawks, anyways:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/christ-returns-to-nba,1996/
 
2014-03-19 05:59:02 AM
Yeah, we'll see how long this lasts.  You can't just turn off an ego, and Dolan's ego is a particularly wild beast.  Not to mention:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Jackson only succeeded when gifted ridiculously stacked rosters.  Now he has to make a good roster out of practically nothing.  Yeah, right.


This actually makes it interesting, and he scores a few points in my book.  I was always well aware he didn't want to coach without his cheat codes, but now he's taking over a front office job of a cursed and badly run franchise.  I dunno if I was wrong about the guy or he figures he has one last thing left to prove, but either way I'm eager to see what kinds of moves he'll make.
 
2014-03-19 08:30:25 AM
Why is no-one talking about the fact his farking fiancee is President of the Los Angeles Lakers? Doesn't that create at least a perceived conflict of interest? Shouldn't the potential for impropriety be something we should be looking into here?
 
2014-03-19 09:19:10 AM

Evilsmurf: Why is no-one talking about the fact his farking fiancee is President of the Los Angeles Lakers? Doesn't that create at least a perceived conflict of interest? Shouldn't the potential for impropriety be something we should be looking into here?


Well it's not like the NBA is a real sport anymore.
 
2014-03-19 09:19:38 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Jackson only succeeded when gifted ridiculously stacked rosters.


Big market, cheating refs helped him succeed with more than one team.

He got fined for pointing out how the last item affects winning or losing.
 
2014-03-19 09:43:49 AM

Evilsmurf: Why is no-one talking about the fact his farking fiancee is President of the Los Angeles Lakers? Doesn't that create at least a perceived conflict of interest?


Not in sports so much unless they literally move players around like some owners did in the past.  It's not like farking the President of another team gives you player evaluation or contract info that isn't already public knowledge.  There's a bit of a collusion factor at the operational level, but it's not like the NBA isn't already a cesspool of corruption anyway.
 
2014-03-19 09:49:56 AM
"I HATE THE NBA AND HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY" x infinity = 95% of Fark's NBA posts.
 
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