Head coach Derek Fisher thinks one of the main problems with this year’s horrible New York Knicks is President Phil Jackson’s lack of credibility with the players. “When I played, the credibility Phil and his staff had came when he walked in the door,’’ Fisher told the New York Post. “We were all intrigued in wanting to figure it (the triangle) out, knowing they won championships doing this.” Not anymore.
Now what Fisher sees is a situation akin to when Kanye West fans recently found out who Paul McCartney is. Phil Jackson and the triangle are like the Beatles–old stuff that used to be popular. The new kids–and new players–are listening to new beats. Fisher understands. He was still playing just last year. Jackson hasn’t coached since 2011, last winning a championship in 2010, with the Lakers. That’s a long time ago in basketball years and in the culture. No one even tweeted about Phil’s last ring.