FiveThirtyEight: Phil Jackson's legacy with the Knicks isn't all bad

Neil Paine discusses Phil Jackson's legacy as he and the New York Knicks decide to part ways.
1:35 | 06/14/18

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: Phil Jackson's legacy with the Knicks isn't all bad
Well it's official the knicks and Phil Jackson have agreed to part ways which means it's time for us to take a step back and look at what his legacy with the team might be. There was good and there was bad. Let's start with a bat the knicks did a lot of losing Jackson including their worst season in franchise history during his first feared the Helm between fifteen. And they also never made the playoffs during any of these years Jia. He had a bad tendency to overpaid veterans selling out way too much money for the likes to joke you know gear rose Courtney Lee Jose Calderon's. They keep going. Finally his knicks made more headlines in the tabloids for off court drama than they did for anything resembling excellence on the court. But it wasn't all bad for fell during his time here in New York for all of us tendencies overpaid veterans. He meant to find some pretty good young players in the draft. Including number four overall pick Chris that president gets in the 2015 draft and also Willie Herron Gomez who went on to make the all rookie team last season. And even in this past year's draft he picked up for silicon who ESPN stats and info project to have the highest upside at any player in the draft. And perhaps most importantly of all. Phil leaves the knicks in possession of all of their future first round picks. Which hasn't been true for the franchise in a decade so although most of the things you'll hear about those times GM are negative. He does leave the franchise in a better place that he which is something that. Surprisingly few knicks he ends can say about their times are.

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