The Phil Jackson era is over.
Knicks fans across the planet are rejoicing this morning as team owner James Dolan has reportedly agreed to finally cut ties with Knicks President Phil Jackson.
Knicks fans' frustrations with Phil reached a fever pitch in the last week, specifically when he floated the idea of trading away the team's future star Kristaps Porzingis. Not to mention, his ongoing feud with Carmelo Anthony who has a no-trade clause and is still under contract for two more seasons.
There's no quick fix for the Knicks franchise but getting Phil Jackson out of the front office, and possibly bringing in a guy like Toronto's Masai Ujiri to run the show, has New Yorkers dancing in the [twitter] streets this morning.
Check out how some Knicks fans, and others across NBA Twitter, have reacted to today's news of Phil Jackson's firing.
Phil Jackson worked for the Knicks for 1,200 days. He was paid $60 million for it or $50,000 a day.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 28, 2017
LaLa taking Melo back and Phil Jackson getting tf outta here I'm gonna go bench press a garbage truck https://t.co/2UIDKmxiNM— yc (@yc) June 28, 2017
Knicks fans getting out of bed today after learning the Phil Jackson era is over pic.twitter.com/gPKdmoqt24— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) June 28, 2017
phil jackson may or may not be the worst gm in professional sports history but james dolan definitely is the worst owner— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 28, 2017
Let Phil Jackson serve as a cautionary tale. Nobody stands in the way of the Knicks and 30 wins. Nobody.— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) June 28, 2017
Knicks fans if Phil Jackson gets fired pic.twitter.com/FwFw0QbsSp— NYK Insider (@NykInsider) June 28, 2017
Phil went from Zen Master to George Costanza— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) June 22, 2017
Knicks fans this morning after hearing Phil Jackson got fired pic.twitter.com/xUvPUdRMho— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 28, 2017
Knicks could hire Putin next and this fan base is so broken we'd be like "let's see how this plays out"— Desus Nice (@desusnice) June 28, 2017
Knicks fans walking into work today pic.twitter.com/f2Jq0ZsKFc— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) June 28, 2017
Not getting divorced and Phil getting fired is Melo winning back-to-back titles— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 28, 2017
Amazing part of this is Knicks just picked up a 2yr option on Phil. They could’ve parted ways for nothing. Now, looks like it’ll be millions https://t.co/mCJS4Wj8Ks— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) June 28, 2017
Carmelo day after Phil gets fired, walks into acting GM’s office and says, “okay, I’m ready to be traded”— Daniel (@benchwarmerdan) June 28, 2017
I’m building him a statue.
Live look at Knicks fans after hearing Phil Jackson will be fired and could be replaced with Masai Ujiri pic.twitter.com/AmIqkaCQMZ— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) June 28, 2017