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The Phil Jackson Era in New York is over…Finally

By: Kyle Hirshkind

Knicks fans rejoice. News broke early Wednesday morning that the Knicks and Phil Jackson plan to part ways after an abundance of disagreements within the organization.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported that the tipping point for Knicks owner James Dolan was the disagreement on buying out Carmelo Anthony. Dolan, who wasn’t open to the idea due to the fact that he would have to swallow Melo’s huge $50m contract,  believed that Phil thought it was the best move for the team. In other words, Phil was open to letting Melo walk, while James Dolan was at least expecting to get a little more for the super star player.

So what does this mean for the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony going forward?

It’s still tough to tell. Most likely, Carmelo will have more leniency in terms of is future. A better relationship should hopefully form between him and the front office now that Phil is out of the picture, but only time will tell.

As for the Knicks as a franchise, the search for a new President begins now. Steve Mills can only run the helm for so long. Stay tuned.

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