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Michael Jordan says Phil Jackson can fix the Knicks

The New York Knicks have brought in Phil Jackson, not as a coach but in the front office. Jackson has unrivaled success as a head coach winning five titles with the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, and six before that with the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. As he embarks on a new journey, Jordan is backing Jackson and says he thinks Jackson can turn the Knicks around.

“Phil can do some good things with them because he’s gifted,” Jordan told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Monday. “Phil is fantastic at managing egos and personalities, getting everyone on the same page and maxing out whatever potential is there for what should be the common and ultimate goal.

“Just because he’s never been an executive before doesn’t mean he can’t do that. He’s wanted to do it for a while now, and I know he can do it … so long as he has the necessary pieces in place.”


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