Phil Jackson on Knicks’ season: “A project gone awry”


The Knicks’ first full season with Phil Jackson at the helm of basketball operations has been a disaster almost from the jump. In recent weeks, there’s been talk that Jackson is open to trading the Knicks’ upcoming lottery pick, which is almost certain to be in the top four. Jackson spoke to reporters on Thursday and was noncommittal on the possibility, talking up the value of both draft picks and free agency.

He also called the season a “project gone awry,” which is a charitable way of putting it.

From Newsday‘s Al Iannazzone:

Jackson wants the turnaround to be quick. He said it’s hard to project how a 19- or 20-year-old rookie will develop so signing veterans who can help immediately is the plan.

“What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to look at what advancement can be gained in the short term, how quickly we can…

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