Mark Jackson was honest in his criticism of New York Knicks president Phil Jackson’s job performance during his three seasons with the team.
ESPN Analyst Mark Jackson is one of the many to criticize New York Knicks president Phil Jackson. Jackson spoke on a conference call about the job the legendary coach has done in a new role.
He praised the Zen Master for his many championship rings before leading into his brutally honest critique of the Carmelo Anthony situation. The former Knicks point guard is team Melo.
Via Ian Begley of ESPN New York:
Mark Jackson, on a conference call to promote ESPN/ABC's Finals coverage, says Phil Jackson has been "a failure thus far." More: pic.twitter.com/uwxkhUFkcm
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) May 30, 2017
You can’t put it much simpler than “a failure thus far.” Jackson also comes to Anthony’s defense, saying Melo has “handled himself remarkably.”
Many members of the mainstream media have taken a stance against Jackson, but ex-Knicks have cautioned against criticizing the current team boss.
The St. John’s legend decided to go against the franchise’s status quo. If you criticize the team, it typically ends badly for you.
You end up on James Dolan’s list. Just ask Marv Albert or Charles Oakley.