20 March 2014
The Daily News

NY Knicks Officially Announces Phil Jackson As President

Phil Jackson

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Phil Jackson has been formally introduced as the New York Knicks’ team president in the lobby of Madison Square Garden.

‘The best place to play’

A giant sign showed a picture of Jackson in his new Knicks uniform,and the poster reads “Welcome Home Phil.”

With that, it has become official that Jackson has returned to the organization.

“This is the best place to play basketball,” Jackson said, who was officially announced as the team’s president at a news conference.

He confirmed that his contract is for five years and that he will spend a significant amount of time in New York.

Jackson to have autonomy

This will be Jackson’s first time as an executive, and the team says he will be in charge of all decisions.

He will run and oversee all basketball operations and report to Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan.

Dolan said he is “willingly and gratefully” stepping back to give Jackson the power to make decisions and changes the franchise needs.

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