Report: Carmelo Anthony twice asked to meet with Phil Jackson, who will get around to it soon
Despite sounding like he wanted a conversation with Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony said he hadn’t spoken with the Knicks president since Phil Jackson mouthpiece Charley Rosen wrote Anthony no longer fit in New York.
It hasn’t been for a lack of effort.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:
New York Knicks prez Phil Jackson plans to meet with disgruntled star forward Carmelo Anthony in the next few days, sources told ESPN.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 17, 2017
Melo has asked to have a conversation with Knicks brass twice since the critical Charley Rosen column. Word is that convo should happen soon— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 17, 2017
Worth nothing, the last Phil-Melo talk lasted just a few moments. That was in Dec after Jackson criticized Melo in a CBS Sports interview— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 17, 2017
If you’re trying to keep up with the Jackson-Anthony feuds, their previous meeting came after Jackson publicly critiqued Anthony’s ball-hogging.
That affair should’ve provided a sense of Jackson’s communication skills. This latest episode only reinforces it.
The Knicks were in New York on Thursday, when Rosen’s article was published. They played in Toronto on Sunday and returned home for a game yesterday. That’s plenty of time for Jackson and Anthony to talk.
Why hasn’t it happened yet?