TheNew York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson announced Wednesday morning that they have mutually agreed to part ways. The Knicks went90-171 during Jackson's three-plus seasons, the fifth-worst record in the NBA during that span.
Jackson made the postseason in each of his 20 seasons as an NBA head coach and won 11 championships, but he failed to guide the Knicks to the playoffs as an executive.
The Knicks' struggles, however, began long before the arrival of Jackson. New York has missed the playoffs 10 times in the past 13 seasons. Since 2000-01, the Knicks have won just one playoff series, which is tied with the Pelicans for the fewest by any franchise. The Knicks' .418 win percentage in that span ranks third-worst in the NBA, ahead of only the Timberwolves and Hornets.
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