The Knicks fired Derek Fisher as head coach of the New York Knicks, replaced him with Kurt Rambis and rumors are already flying about who might become the full-time coach of the team next season. There’s already a Phil Jackson acquaintance campaigning for the job, although something tells us he will not be getting serious consideration.
Rodman, who won three championship rings with Phil Jackson in Chicago in the late ’90s, was highly critical of Fisher early on his tenure and Knicks’ coach.
Jackson said this when asked by Rick Fox about Dennis Rodman two years ago: “I was there for his Hall of Fame induction and have tried to encourage him to find sobriety and it’s been really difficult for him because one of the ways he makes money, obviously, is to be party favor, to be a party clown. I keep trying to nudge him into having a real productive life post basketball. I think it’s really important.”