Mar 18, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks new president of basketball operations Phil Jackson at a press conference at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Was Phil Jackson’s congratulations to Steve Kerr sincere or something more?


Did they have one or didn’t they? That’s what many have been wondering about a rumored agreement between Steve Kerr and the New York Knicks.

Of course, Kerr decided to accept the Golden State Warriors head coaching job last month though it shocked many considering reports all but suggested Kerr had agreed to sign on with the Knicks and that the Warriors were moving on to ‘plan b’.

But just as rumors leaked hinting the Warriors were out of the chase, Kerr decided to abandon the Knicks chase and take over in Oakland for Mark Jackson.

That ignited a small disagreement between Kerr and former head coach Phil Jackson, who stated that there was a verbal agreement that Kerr wold take over the Knicks head coaching job. Kerr meanwhile stated he never had such an agreement, though, did say talks were very serious.

Whatever the case may be, Jackson took to Twitter this afternoon to congratulate Kerr on his new job. Or did he?

Jackson isn’t overly active on Twitter and when he does post something, there’s usually a reason behind it. Add in the smugness we’ve grown accustom to when it comes to Jackson and his well known and admitted mind games, was Jackson’s congratulations nothing more? Or was he giving a backhanded compliment considering the last few days have been peppered with varying rumors about what happened between the two parties?

I doubt we’ll ever know, which is probably exactly how Jackson wanted his Tweet to come across.

Mission accomplished.

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