Phil Jackson: Blame Me For Knicks Hitting ‘Rock Bottom’
Phil Jackson has stepped for the New York Knicks, and is telling fans and supporters to blame him for the Knicks hitting rock bottom.
“This is a mea culpa. I take responsibility for it,” Jackson said.
Despite not causing the total mess, Jackson fell on the sword for everyone, guaranteeing to fix the mess that James Dolan and company built.
New York entered Saturday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets with a 5-34 record, the worst in the NBA. They were annihilated in a Saturday afternoon game that saw them down 40 at the half.
“We’re all worried about the fact that money is not going to just be able to buy you necessary talent. You’re going to have to have places where people want to come and play,” said Jackson, who signed a five-year contract worth a reported $60 million last March to serve as team president. “But I do think that New York situation holds a high regard in players and agents that have contacted us. We have no lack of agents that have contacted us for their players. We still think that we have a really good chance to develop a team.”