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Jackson could cost Knicks $40M over three years

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08:13 AM ET 05.04 | The Knicks' season has a chance of concluding, via sweep, somewhat mercifully on Sunday. [The end] promises the beginning of a most inevitable pursuit: Dolan chasing his next savior, Phil Jackson. ... Above everything else, this is a cash deal. No salary cap, no limits. In so many ways, this simplifies everything for Dolan. Madison Square Garden management gets to play to the boss' strength, perhaps his greatest gift as a sport owner: overspending. Jackson has 13 championship rings -- 11 as a coach and two as a Knicks player -- and Dolan could need to pay him $1 million a year for every one of those titles. The Knicks aren't chasing a coach, but a max-salary star with no max-salary restrictions. Three years, $40 million-plus ought to do it.

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May 4, 2012  08:59 AM ET

So Woodson is the problem and Phil and the triangle is the solution? Or is this a publicity PR move? Phil is not the answer nor savior for the Knicks.

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May 4, 2012  09:13 AM ET

LOL!!!!! For 40 Mil??? No Sir....

May 4, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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That should be our new ad campaign "THE NEW YORK KNICKS... WELL, AT LEAST WE'RE NOT THE CAVALIERS"

Nice Avi DOC!!!!! I Got A New One As Well!!!

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May 4, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Unless Dolan is planning for Jackson to suit up, play defense, and rebound, it will just be $40 million wasted--kind of like the$100 million he paid for Stoudemire.

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May 4, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Man I am upset. The Knicks blew it last night and I am scheduled for root canal this afternoon. What more can go wrong???

NEVER ask that question. Karma has a way of answering you.

May 4, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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In west Philadelphia born and raisedOn the playground where I spent most of my daysChilling out, maxing, relaxing all coolAnd all shooting some b-ball outside of the schoolWhen a couple of guys who were up to no goodStarted making trouble in my neighborhoodI got in one little fight and my mom got scaredAnd said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air

I whistled for a cab and When It Came Near
The License plate said fresh with a dice in the mirror
if anything i Could Say this Cab Was Rare
But i thought Naw Forget it, Yo Holmes To Bel Air
I Pulled Up to the house about 7 or 8 a
and I yelled to the cabbie yo holmes, smell ya later
Looked at my kingdom i was finally there
to sit on my throne as the Prince Of Bel-Air!!!!

YEAH BUDDY!!!!

 
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