Knicks President, Phil Jackson Gets Fine For Talking About Fisher
With Phil Jackson in the driver’s seat anything can happen in New York.
The league announced Monday that the New York Knicks have been fined $25,000 because of comments made by President, Phil Jackson about Oklahoma City guard, Derek Fisher being a possible head coach candidate for the Knicks.
During an interview on Friday, Jackson mentioned Fisher when talking about the team’s next steps.
“The last two summers, Derek and I have talked about the next step in his career,” Jackson said, according to Newsday. “So I kind of know what he wants to do, and his feelings. He’s got family in L.A. He’s got little kids still in L.A. I have no idea if he wants to move his family and come here. Those are things that he would have to express. There are so many unknowns.”
I know this sounds strange that a team would get fined for just mentioning another person’s name, but the league does not allow executives and coaches to comment on other teams’ players and upcoming free agency.
This coaching vacancy is going to be a hot topic during the off season.
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