From the day that Phil Jackson was hired a few weeks ago, people figured that it was only a matter of time before the team’s new president of basketball operations would clash with team owner James Dolan, and according to a report from the New York Daily News, it didn’t take long for the two to battle over personnel decisions.
Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, over personnel decisions, the Daily News has learned. According to a team source, Jackson is looking to remove several staff members, which is commonplace when a new administration takes over, but Dolan opposes removing certain employees.
And now, we’re officially off and running, folks.
Now you have to wonder if the two are at one another already over team employees, what is it like between the two as they search for a new head coach currently following the firing of Mike Woodson?
Jackson was hired to come in and fix the Knicks organization, who recently missed out on a return trip to the NBA Playoffs. The key to this, according to many, was Dolan finally getting out of the way, which apparently he is not.