Hip Hop artist and entertainer Ice Cube was caught at the airport by TMZ, where they managed to ask him two quick questions, one of which being whether he thinks Phil Jackson regrets going to the New York Knicks.
Wait until you see what Ice Cube had to say about that.
“Yea, I know Phil hates New York. At least coaching them. He might love the city, but the team is garbage,” Ice Cube said to TMZ.
Well, he does have a point in that the team is in pretty bad shape. However, Ice Cube probably didn’t realize that Jackson isn’t actually coaching but is the president of the team.
Jackson meanwhile has been looking for an actual coach to take over the team. Steve Kerr was rumored to be a prime candidate for the vacancy left behind by Mike Woodson, but he decided to decline the offer from his former coach and will be taking over the Golden State Warriors next season.
It’s no surprise that Jackson is trying to get guys he has worked with before, as Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw was also rumored to be a target of his, but Shaw denied any such rumors saying that he is committed to his current team.
One thing that Ice Cube got right is that Jackson has a pretty mediocre team on his hands, pretty much no draft picks in the next couple of years and no real cap space to work with. Even with a legendary status around the NBA, it’s a tough task to rebuild this Knicks team.