Patiently Waiting On Phil Jackson To Restore That Old School Feeling
NEW YORK KNICKS: Feeling Six And Queasy To Our Stomachs.
To paraphrase - We're really trying hard this year, not like last season - is the way Tim Hardaway Jr. put it.
- Translation - Mike Woodson never stood a chance. We abandoned his dictates in the time it took us to walk from the locker room to the hard wood. And why not? Carmelo Anthony was the alpha of MSG, and therefore player accountability remained nothing more than a theory. Phil Jackson, however, will delete anyone of us in a New York minute, so we better do what Coach Fisher says.
I wonder what he'll say when his minutes get converted into Jose Calderon playing time.
In Calderon's absence these Knicks have twisted the Triangle into a pretzel. The Knicks suffer from poor ball distribution and lack of scoring; nine games into the season, they have yet to score 100 points.
Yes, yes, yes... they're learning a new system. Start spinning of the rolodex of excuses.
Evidently, the commissioner seems to have noticed, and Phil Jackson noticed that the commissioner noticed, and didn't seem all too pleased about it.
Easy there Zen Master.... The NBA commissioner only pointed out what we all already know. I am somewhat surprised though, Phil seemingly took Commissioner Sterling's observation personally. Then again, Phil has never been asked to oversee this much dysfunction before. His sensitivity is understandable. It goes to show running the Knicks can even make someone practiced in the art of meditation a little schizo.
In the meantime, the Knicks losing streak is up to six games. The biggest difference between this six game slide and any other slide suffered over the last 15 years, is that finally someone is looking to fire all the players responsible, because as we all know, Derek Fisher isn't going anywhere, and this is after all a rebuilding year.
On that note, the commissioner might have even done fans a favor by hastening the Knicks president of basketball operations into initiating several savvy personnel changes.