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Phil Jackson Finally Got Fired As Knicks President & The Memes Are A1

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After what felt like a decade of bad decisions and head scratching moves, Phil Jackson has finally been fired as President of the New York Knicks. Needless to say, it was far from a happy breakup.

Ever since Jackson took over as Knicks President back in 2014, the legendary franchise of had one of it’s worst stretches in its history.

After signing a record five-year, $60 million dollar deal, Jackson inherited a Knicks, team coming off of a 37-win season. After Jackson’s first year, the team won just 17 games. Overall, Jacksons Knicks teams went a combined 80-166.

According to reports, the final straw that broke the camel’s back between Jackson and Knicks own James Dolan, along with his stubborn commitment to the Triangle offense, was Jackson’s determination to buy out Carmelo Anthony.

via SB Nation:

Phil Jackson’s three-year tenure as the Knicks’ president of basketball operations is expected to end abruptly Wednesday. Knicks owner James Dolan is expected to dismiss Jackson from his position, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

Dolan spent Tuesday weighing the future of Jackson and the two had a conversation about the decision late at night, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Dolan became uncertain about Jackson’s ability to carry out the job in recent weeks and became increasingly ready to act after Jackson publicly fielding trade offers for star on-the-rise Kristaps Porzingis.

The reported change of heart comes just months after Dolan picked up the final two years and $24 million on The Zen Master’s five-year contract as team president, and only days after Jackson drafted French point guard Frank Ntilikina eighth overall in the June 22 NBA Draft.

Frankly, it’s been clear for a couple of years now that The Zen Master and the Knickerbockers weren’t going to work out. Now, Knicks fans just need to figure out a way to get James Dolan, the worst owner in sports, to sell the team.

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