Phil Jackson Comments on Involvement with Knicks Coaches, Kobe Bryant

September 25th, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson has made it very clear Derek Fisher is the head coach, but the 11-time NBA championship-winning coach intends to have a greater influence over the manner in which Fisher runs the team in 2015-16.

According to's Ian Begley, the 70-year-old executive revealed Friday he plans to be more involved with the coaching staff during the upcoming season after admitting he may have been too laissez-faire in 2014-15.

While some might consider such a change to be an example of Jackson meddling, Jonah Ballow of reported Fisher is the one who wants the former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach to have an increased role.

Fisher, who played under Jackson with the Lakers, also paid his former coach a huge compliment when the topic was discussed during a media-day press conference, per Steve Popper of the Record:

James Herbert of CBS Sports broke down why the decision makes sense:

It's understandable that despite -- or maybe because of -- all his experience on the sideline, he wanted Fisher to have space. This is especially true bec ...

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