Yesterday it was announced that Phil Jackson will be rejoining the New York Knicks franchise this time as the president. He said
“The idea of developing a culture is a overwrought word in the NBA right now, but that’s what brought me here…Players need to know they are supported by the team and coaching staff.”
Jackson has signed a 5 year contract, will be in charge of all facets of the basketball operations and report directly to the owner- James Dolan. Dolan had nothing but positive things to say about the new addition saying
“In addition to the tremendous respect I have for Phil regarding basketball, over the last several months, I have had the opportunity to get to know him personally, and have developed a high regard for his character and passion as an individual…I am confident that he and (general manager) Steve Mills have the right combination of complementary skills to make this franchise successful.