Apparently Phil Jackson Kept Falling Asleep Courtside As A Potential Lottery Pick Worked Out For The Knicks
You know what, I find it pretty difficult to fault Phil Jackson here. Of course this alleged on-again, off-again snooze is fitting of the unrelenting executive incompetence/senility that he has displayed since arriving in New York. Sure, it could soon be joined by him stubbornly/stupidly undoing the one thing he's actually done right since taking over the Knicks front office (trading Kristaps Porzingis). However, if I were a 71 year old man with two fistfuls of championship rings to my name and very little incentive to turn around a broken franchise then I wouldn't bother staying awake to watch a 19 year old run up and down the court taking mildly contested jumpers either.
The real problem here isn't that Phil Jackson's old ass is slipping in and out of daytime comas when he's supposed to be intently studying the pros and cons of prospective players. The real problem is that a professional organization is still tasking him with doing so. What does that crazy, possibly hallucinating son of a bitch have to do to get fired? I'm pretty sure he's spent the last week combing the trade block while on 'shrooms. You want me to blame the guy who has been dancing on the clouds with the sugar plum fairies and shit for his continued employment?
This is on James Dolan. Phil Jackson has all-but-begged to get shit canned. So much so that now he's literally falling asleep on the job. At some point, the employer has to take responsibility for the massive, repetitive fuck ups of the employee. I think we past that point when Phil Jackson stepped to the mic and took a proverbial poop on the market value of Carmelo Anthony while in the midst of trying to trade him. Am I supposed to be surprised that the doddering dumbass needed a little shut eye? Sabotaging a sports franchise in a major market is exhausting work, and the guy who seems to be successfully doing so has basically been asking for someone to put his front office career to sleep for months now.