A month after the New York Knicks hired Phil Jackson as president and gave hope to a struggling franchise and its fans, the Zen Master has taken his first step toward building a contender. Jackson today (Monday) fired head coach Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff.
Jackson said, "The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond."
Jackson will immediately begin searching for a new head coach. Steve Kerr, who won three championships under Jackson with the Chicago Bulls but has never coached a team, has been mentioned as a possible replacement.