Uhhh, wouldn't it have been quicker to just say that he wasn't good at his job? If he really wanted to go in depth he could have talked about how he couldn't be trusted to refrain from fucking his players' wives. Did we really have to take a journey around whatever fucking universe Phil Jackson is even living in at this point to get to the bottom of why the Head Coach of a terrible basketball team in no longer the Head Coach of a terrible basketball team?
Seriously, all the credit in the world to Charley Rosen for getting all that down without stopping Phil Jackson mid-answer to ask him what the fuck he was talking about, because those were the incoherent ramblings of a crazy person. Leave it to the Knicks to get their hands on the NBA's most accomplished mind just moments after it's left this planet. Fucking paradigms and vision quests? I bet by the time this interview was over the person conducting had already forgotten what it was about. Probably felt like he just got done prepping for a philosophy final, not getting to the bottom of an NBA coaching change. That whole diatribe made Bill Walton seem grounded by comparison. Really makes you think whether the Zen Master is still sticking to the weed that made him hire Derek Fisher in the first place, or if he's finally started indulging in hallucinogenics. Would you be at all surprised if he was just sitting at his round table with a bunch of knights he dreamt up after dropping acid? I know I wouldn't. Not after that long winded response that read like it was chiseled into stone by Sigmund Freud.