Via Phil Jackson:

“Today’s players simply lack the skills to play the triangle. They know  how to play one-on-one, catch-and-shoot, and they’ve mastered crossover  dribbles, spins, playing off of screens and step-back shots. They don’t  know how to execute things like inside-reverse pivots and other basic  footwork. They have no sense of timing or organization. They don’t  really know how to play five-on-five basketball. It’s strictly  generational.”


The ESPN color analyst with his thoughts on Jeff Hornacek coaching the Knicks.

“The hiring of anybody taking over a bad team that has limited talent and needs definite additions at key positions, you have to be lucky and fortunate that the players who are there can buy into the system and give it 100 [percent] every single night. I would expect he comes in and gets that. I know they’ll be more accountable. That’s key anytime you come into a bad situation. You’re not going anywhere without accountability.’’