Any shot Mike Woodson had of returning to coach the Knicks next season was obliterated during that massive 51 point quarter the Lakers had Tuesday night.
Phil Jackson told the New York Times that with 8 minutes 54 seconds left in the fourth quarter, he had seen enough. He texted his fiancée, Jeanie Buss, and told her he was ready to go.
Jackson called the experience “awful,” and said that the Knicks are now “in a talent hunt.”
“Fifty-one points,” Jackson, in a dark blue suit and a striped tie, said as he arched his eyebrows. “When it’s 35 points you start to get worried. When it’s a 51-point quarter, that’s really awful.”
“We’re in a talent hunt,” Jackson said. “We have to bring in talent.”