Phil Jackson ‘Sad’ About Firing Derek Fisher But ‘Not Discouraged’

by February 09, 2016
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New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson emerged Monday to discuss the firing of head coach Derek Fisher with the local press.

Things, however, only got interesting when The Zen Master logged into his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon, and posted some hilarious, philosophical gobbledygook.

Jackson told reporters that, despite the Knicks’ plan to be active around the trade deadline, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis are off-limits.

Per Newsday:

During his news conference to announce the firing of coach Derek Fisher Monday, the Knicks president said the Knicks want to be active by the Feb. 18 trade deadline and add players who can help them make the playoffs. He also said some players are untouchable.

 

“We’re looking to improve this ballclub, there’s no doubt,” Jackson said. “We know that we have some good guys. The chemistry is pretty good. The talent can still be better. It always can, so we’re looking. We have a couple of players that probably are tabled, that we would say they are off the table for discussion. But like any team, looking to improve themselves, we are open to discussion.”

 

“Carmelo is the leader,” Jackson said. “We understand that. He’s on board. He’s going to move forward with this basketball club. […] We like Kris. Everybody likes Kris.”

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