New York Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson didn’t picture his first season with the Knicks being dreadful. The Knicks currently sit at 14-60 on the season, on a seven game losing streak, holding the NBA’s worst record this season. Looking at the record, you would think that Carmelo Anthony didn’t sign a five-year deal last off-season to stay in New York. Melo’s season dealt with tons of knee problems, and was shut down after the all-star break to get surgery and comeback for a year when the Knicks are way better.
Since Carmelo Anthony has been out most of the season, and the talent on the Knicks is very poor right now, fans and season ticket holders of the Knicks haven’t been getting their money’s worth to sit at Madison Square Garden and basically lose every night, as the Knicks hold a 9-27 record at home, the second worst in the NBA trailing only the Minnesota Timberwolves who are 9-28 at the target center. Phil Jackson sent out a message season ticket holders, telling them to hang on.
“While I know this has been a challenging season for our team on the court, I can also tell you that everyone in the organization is working tirelessly to get our Knicks back to a place where we are once again competing at the highest level,” Jackson said in a video to Knicks season ticket holders asking them to renew for the 2015-2016 season.
“We have made key roster moves to free up significant cap space that will provide us greater flexibility to acquire talent in this summer’s free agency,” Phil Jackson said. “And for the first time in many years, we expect to have a top pick in the NBA Draft this June. These are key steps to building a roster of players that have both the talent and character to win in New York and who, alongside Carmelo Anthony, will become a team that can become a consistent winner.”
With the Knicks reaching the 60 loss plateau, they are ultimately the worst Knicks team ever, as no team in Knicks history had lost 60 games before, until this season. Jackson hopes to move on from the nightmare season this Summer.
“Despite the disappointing 2014-15 season, we are steadfast in our resolve to do what is necessary to deliver on our ultimate goal of bringing a championship back to New York,” Jackson said.
“We have a clear plan and expect our efforts to take really take shape as we enter the 2015 draft and free agency in the months ahead,” Jackson said in the same video. “I ask that you remain optimistic and hope you will join us on our continued journey as we build a team that once again reflects the spirit of being a New York Knick.”
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