Dolan Keeping Word To Jackson…So Far
The only question as frequent as “Will Phil coach the Knicks?” has been “Will James Dolan let Phil run the team?”. Phil Jackson addressed both questions in today’s press conference.
According to a story in the Daily News Dolan was fighting Jackson over staff changes, but in today’s press conference Jackson denied those claims. ”As far as Jim Dolan’s promise or his premise when I took this job that’s he’s going to leave basketball decisions up to me, really, he’s been loyal to that promise,” Jackson said. “And going forward from last week through this week, just wanting to talk to Mike [Woodson] when we were through talking to him, the staff it’s all our decision. He’s been very true to his word to this point.”
Jackson went on to say he plans on speaking to several coaches about the vacancy. Most expect Steve Kerr to be the next New York Knicks head coach.