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.
"“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.