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Knicks president Phil Jackson: ‘We’re good at what we do’

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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson answers questions during a news conference at the team’s training facility, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Greenburgh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


The Knicks tied for the NBA’s sixth-worst record, but thanks to losing a pre-lottery tiebreaker and the Kings moving up in the lottery, New York received the No. 8 pick in the upcoming draft.

Knicks president Phil Jackson, via Ian Begley of ESPN:

“Our opportunity [at] seven could have been 10, so eight we’ll live with,” Jackson said. “I think that we’re good at what we do.”

Oh reeeallly?

The Knicks have gone 17-65, 32-50 and 31-51 in Jackson’s three full seasons. He signed Joakim Noah to arguably the NBA’s worst contract. Jackson has turned the Carmelo Anthony situation into a public mess.

On the other hand, he drafted Kristaps Porzingis and… did I mention Kristaps Porzingis? That and a couple peripheral moves (Willy Hernangomez and Ron Baker) hardly inspire on the balance.

If building a quality basketball team is what Jackson does, there’s little evidence he’s good at it. If drawing a $12 million salary for minimal work is what he does, maybe he’s great.