Days after the Knicks picked Frank Ntilikina in the 2017 NBA Draft; the New York Knicks fired phil jackson as president of basketball operations last Wednesday.

This was amidst the continuing discussion about Carmelo Anthony's uncertain future with the Knicks. The Knicks owner James Dolan came up with this decision because he believed the former coach could not make the franchise great again.

New York Knicks' future

For the last couple of week, the Knicks had been in a difficult situation.

They had bad performance last season. Phil Jackson also insists that Carmelo Anthony is traded to other teams or be a buyout for the team to improve.The reason Carmelo hadn't been traded was due to his no-trade clause and the fact that he refused to waive it and let them send him away from New York.

He also considered the rising star, Kristaps Porzingis for a trade. They got Porzingis with the 4th pick in the 2015 NBA draft and surely the Knicks could make Porzingis the new face of their team.

Phil Jackson was a great coach and considered as the coach with most NBA titles. He has 11 titles under his name with Chicago Bulls winning 6 titles in just 8 seasons and 5 titles with Los Angeles Lakers. He passed Red Auerbach for having 11 NBA titles. However, during his tenure with the Knicks, it seems like he is not on the winning side. He got an 80-166 record during his 3 years as Knicks president for basketball operations.

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Phil Jackson's triangle offense

Jackson's popular triangle offense is a system he used in his coaching years with Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.

It worked perfectly for the players like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. However sticking to this system now may have been the reason for the Knicks unsuccessful runs. Jackson forced the coaches under him to stick to the triangle offense.

Those coaches were Derek Fisher and Jeff Hornacek, though these coaches wanted a different kind of offensive style, Jackson overruled the decision.

Another unnecessary action by Jackson was when LaMarcus Aldridge was one of the top free agents that summer but Jackson insisted on one thing and did not get the deal. He insisted that Aldridge play the center position but Aldridge expressly said that he doesn't want to play that position.

Also, the criticism of Jackson towards Carmelo did not help the Knicks team. Carmelo is a close friend of LeBron and Chris Paul and lot of players in the league like Carmelo Anthony. All of the three stars have a position in the National Basketball Players Association where Paul was re-elected as president recently.

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