Phil Jackson Showed Some Love To Former Knicks Playing In The Conference Finals

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Are Phil Jackson compliments some form of severance pay? The Zen One has been using Twitter without a chaperone again, and it shows. After going on a lecture tour about the woes of three-point shooting that proved both short-sighted and wrong, Jackson is back to sandwich corrections between mistakes.

First, he’d like you to know that he was right about three-pointers, but just didn’t get the words right the first time.

(I’ll show ’em a gosh-dern Tweeter… with the 140 emojis and the Google what-have-you’s!)

Then, as a gesture of kind remembrance, Phil hailed all the former Knicks who are still active in the playoffs, including J.R. Smith, Pablo Prigioni and Iman Shumpert…

… before reiterating his old theories.

Maybe the fact the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers (up 3-0 in each series) are basically a lock for the Finals, and also happen to be No. 1 and 2 in three-point attempts this postseason, has Phil adjusting his bifocals a bit.

Just give him a chance to run those numbers again, and, shucks, he’ll figure it out!

Jackson seems more prone than prepared when emoting via Twitter. Ever since his Kendrick Lamar outburst, it’s like the Hall of Famer misses the game because he can’t contribute to it in the same way from his roost as president of basketball operations. Maybe he misses guiding players into their best roles to help the team with patient, but powerful instructions.

No matter what, he’ll have a chance to make a big splash as president of basketball ops when the Knicks select — or trade — the No. 4 pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Knicks history suggests Jackson will eventually congratulate that player when they inevitably raise a championship banner for another city.

(Stats via NBA.com)