Phil Jackson has been steadily making moves as the president, as he striving to make the New York Knicks eastern conference contenders again. The team has been having trouble running the triangle offense, as he had a Q&A interview with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan. Jackson also talks about Carmelo Anthony’s activism, by reflecting back to a time where rapper Snoop Dogg was talking to cadets in police academy.
I do like his activism, his willingness to be an activist. I communicate with him on how to couch activism. My feeling is it can be abrasive if it’s not done the right way, but it has to be somewhat abrasive if it’s going to be activism. In some ways, it has become vogue to be an activist — that’s true.
I told Carmelo about how Snoop Dogg, who I know from L.A., approached it in his community. He went to the police graduations in L.A. and spoke to the cadets, which is where the rubber meets the road in our lives. It’s not just simply about color and race. It’s about the atmosphere in the community. I feel Carmelo could have a reasonable voice in that way. I’m not here to lead him down the road. I’m just here to add some suggestions
The Knicks are 3-6, and not off to the start they expected but Jackson understands its going to take time to develop an offense with that high of difficulty. Carmelo has been pretty consistent averaging 22 points this season so far. Kristaps Porzingis has been playing well averaging 18 points and six rebounds a game, as he looks forward to making that next step in being one of the best Power Forwards in the NBA. Derrick Rose who missed three weeks of training camp due to civil court, has showed flashes of his vintage Rose days. Will the Knicks ever figure it out?