NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are parting ways after he oversaw one of the worst eras in team history and feuded with star Carmelo Anthony.
Days after Jackson reiterated his desire to trade Anthony and said he would listen to deals for Kristaps Porzingis, Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan reversed course and cut ties with the team president.READ MORE: Davis' 28 Lead Kings To 2nd Straight Win Over Clippers
Dolan said in a statement Tuesday that the team would be “going in a different direction.”READ MORE: Family Of 18-Year-Old Garret Hayward, Killed By Suspected DUI Driver, Hold Emotional Vigil
The move comes less than a week after Jackson led the Knicks through the NBA draft and on the eve of free agency that opens Saturday.
The winner of an NBA-record 11 championships as coach, Jackson couldn’t engineer one playoff berth as an executive. The Knicks were 80-166 in his three full seasons, including a franchise-worst 17-65 in 2014-15.MORE NEWS: In Wake Of Recent Crime Uptick, Beverly Hills Hires More Officers And Increases Patrols
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