Mar 30, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) rest on the court against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Knicks won 89-84. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony doesn’t think Phil Jackson needs to attend Knicks games


When Phil Jakcson took over as president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks there were some who viewed him as a savior and those who viewed him as a fraud. The latter is an image starting to stick in the minds of some as news that Jackson has been to just two of the Knicks eight games played during his newly started tenure is upsetting fans in New York.

It’s not upsetting the only person that matters with the Knicks at the moment though, and that’s Carmelo Anthony. Al Iannazzone of Newsday spoke with Anthony who stated he doesn’t think Jackson needs to attend Knicks games to learn the team and know what is best for it.

Per Newsday:

“He’s smart. He knows what he’s doing. He’s been in this situation before with fighting for spots and trying to win basketball games. So he knows what to expect, and now he’s on the outside looking in. I guess he’s giving us our space. We’re not really concerned about that.”

Those who thought that Jackson was  going to be an absent president are gloating over his absence at games but it’s only eight games into his tenure and there are plenty left in it. If Jackson attends every game for the Knicks, then more power to him but if the team starts winning, Jackson will likely be present a lot more often.

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  • davidrkim

    Zen Master. He’s soaking it all in like the pro that he is, all the while Jedi Mind F’ing the players, coaching/training staff, and all managerial types. With the trade deadline long since passed, what kind of splash did the haters expect? 12 of their last 15 and showing heart & having fun out there (easier to do when 12-3 over 15) – more Zen gimme mo ZEN!

    The respect he garners and clout he’s got, and people still talkin’ Melo going purple & gold? Knicks fans r damaged