Phil Jackson has only been on the job as front office executive for the New York Knicks for a couple months, but in that short time he has effectively championed his beliefs and goals for the team to the media.
Jackson, who has made it clear that his plan for the Knicks is to make them into a stable contender, took a shot a the most consistently dominant team of the last decade in a Newsday article by saying that the San Antonio Spurs are not a dynasty:
“Tim Duncan making the salary he’s making after being part of a dynasty – not a dynasty, I wouldn’t call San Antonio a dynasty — a force, a great force,” Jackson said. “They haven’t been able to win consecutive championships but they’ve always been there. San Antonio has had a wonderful run through Tim’s tenure there as a player. He’s agreed to take a salary cut so other players can play with him so they can be this good. And that’s the beginning of team play.”
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