Jackson on coaching in New York: 'It’s a different animal'

Jackson on coaching in New York: 'It’s a different animal'
June 5, 2014, 4:30 pm
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It’s a different monster and it takes a special personality and a person understanding the things that come into play to a ’T’.
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Mark Jackson knows a thing or two about New York — he played his college ball at St. John’s then played 500 games over seven seasons for the Knicks, most of them as their starting point guard.

Which is why some Knicks fans want him back as a coach now. That’s not happening — he is a complete oil and water mix with Phil Jackson, the team president. They are very different people. Very. Different philosophies on life, basketball and just about everything else. It’s not that either Jackson is wrong, it’s just a terrible fit.

But Jackson knows a few things about New York. And he talked about it and coaching in New York on an NBA Finals conference call Wednesday (Jackson is part of the broadcast team for ABC for the Finals, along with Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breem).

Check out what Jackson had to say on ProBasketballTalk.com