The New York Knicks attempted to land Jerry West after they fired Phil Jackson.
The New York Knicks are off to a 11-12 start and you can argue that they have enough talent to make a playoff run this season.
It’s safe to say that president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry have done a nice job after taking over for Phil Jackson. They were able to trade away Carmelo Anthony and get two good players in Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott, while also landing a second round pick.
Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News is reporting that the Knicks tried to get Jerry West to take over for Phil Jackson.
They’ve done it with a new administration led by president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. They were not team owner James Dolan’s first choice. Dolan had one of his most trusted allies, entertainment executive Irving Azoff, talk to Jerry West to see if the NBA legend wanted to take over for Jackson last June, league sources with knowledge of the discussions told Sporting News. Azoff brought Dolan and Jackson together in 2014, but in this instance, West told Azoff that the time wasn’t right to come to New York. Instead he opted to settle into an advisory role to Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.
Adding West would have been nice, but Mills and Perry have done well so far. They deserve at least three years in charge in order to see how things go.