Worried that Phil Jackson and Knicks owner Jim Dolan won’t get along? Former Knicks GM and coach Isiah Thomas says he has no such concerns, writes Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com. ”He and Jim will have a great relationship because they come from a place of compassion. They come from a place of trying to do right by their fellow human being,” Thomas told SiriusXM’s Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox. “You know, I think both of them see life in a particular way. I think they both are insatiable about winning and trying to win and I think they want to win in a particular way. Phil is disciplined enough and dogmatic enough in his thoughts that he wants to win his way and do it in a way that encompasses all.”
More from MSG:
- Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (video) sounds off on what Phil Jackson needs to do to fix the Knicks.
- Having officially joined the team’s front office, Jackson has a lot of work to do to get the team back on the right path. Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders looks at what Jackson’s primary tasks should be during his first few months on the job. In addition to changing the culture, Beer opines that he also needs to figure out if the team wants to keep Carmelo Anthony, clear cap space for 2015, and choose a new head coach.
- Al Iannazzone of Newsday weighs in on what changes Anthony will need to make to his game if the Knicks adopt the triangle offense.
Zach Links contributed to this post.