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5 Reasons Why Phil Jackson Will Fail With New York Knicks

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5 Reasons Why Phil Jackson Will Fail With New York Knicks

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A lot has changed since Phil Jackson wore those super-short shorts for the Knicks in the '70s. Nostalgia brought him back, but Jackson couldn't even lure Steve Kerr to New York. That was Kerr returning the physical slap from years ago, and New York's slap will be even harder. Here are the top five reasons Jackson will fail in New York.

5. LeBron Doesn't Want to Play in New York

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5. LeBron Doesn't Want to Play in New York

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LeBron James doesn't want to come to New York -- are you crazy? Even if the Knicks trade for Kevin Love, so what? Love can't handle the pressure of playing in Minnesota, so do you think he can handle New York?

4. James Dolan Is Mean

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4. James Dolan Is Mean

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People in New York go without their favorite cable channels for months? Dolan doesn't care. The Knicks go years without winning? Dolan doesn't care.

3. The Knicks Have No Draft Picks

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3. The Knicks Have No Draft Picks

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The Knicks are prostituting themselves right now in trying to get one of the 76ers' second-round picks. It's sad. New York needs to rebuild, but you can't do that without draft picks, man.

2. Derek Fisher Will Be a Terrible Coach

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2. Derek Fisher Will Be a Terrible Coach

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Oh, so now Derek Fisher -- who's never coached in the NBA -- is the next Red Auerbach? That's as ridiculous of an idea as bringing in Bill Parcells to coach the Knicks.

1. Phil Jackson Is Not Don Nelson

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1. Phil Jackson Is Not Don Nelson

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Raise your hand -- what's Phil Jackson's forte? Correct, it's taking front-runner teams with superstars to the promised land. He's not Don Nelson, the master of making fallen franchises into exciting winners. This will be an in-and-out job.