Is Phil Jackson Using the New York Knicks for Leverage?

March 11th, 2014 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Certainties don't exist for the New York Knicks, the signboard of ambiguity and distrust, their pursuit of Phil Jackson included.

Any union between the two parties could still fall apart. Until it actually happens, their marriage is hypothetical.

According to ESPN's Chris Broussard, though, it won't remain hypothetical much longer:

A week or longer is an eternity, especially in New York and especially this season, when Murphy's Law has prevailed like an edict sent down from higher powers.

"Anything that can go wrong has gone wrong for us," Carmelo Anthony told reporters in February, per the New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrence.

Everything the Knicks do, everything they chase is contingent upon them turning abstract theories into reality or averting obstacles that reduce seeming certainties into distressing failures.

Things could still go wrong. Very wrong. The Knicks could botch negotiations. Owner James Dolan could insist Jackson make one too many concessions.

Jackson himself could be playing another angle, leveraging New York's interest into another jo ...

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