Phil Jackson thinks the New York Knicks, following a hoped-for spree in the free agent market, have enough to make the playoffs.
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You have heard this before, unluckily for you this isn’t still 2014 and the words “presumptive nominee” still precede Donald Trump’s name in every bit of wire copy, but this is also a new era in New York Knick basketball. Yes, Jackson claimed prior to 2014-15 that his new team would have all it needed to make that year’s playoffs prior to a 17-win season, but this turn (like every single one of Patrick Ewing’s infamous NBA championship guarantees) is different.
It’s less about the Knicks, this time, and more about how much the East stinks. From a talk on Monday with WNBC in New York, via ESPN New York’s Ian Begley:
He was asked by the interviewer if he believed the Knicks could make the postseason and "maybe go even further."
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"Why not?" Jackson said. "I don't know what's so great