Phil Jackson On Knicks-Lakers Matchup: ‘This Is A Game To Win’
The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports
The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach and President of the New York Knicks Phil Jackson is trying to keep things together, even as his franchise is in a tailspin. With the Knicks having one of their worst seasons ever, Jackson will have a tough road fixing that franchise.

— Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! —

His former franchise isn’t doing much better, and with the two teams set to meet, Jackson’s competitiveness is flowing, according to Los Angeles Daily News’ Mark Medina:

Jackson coached the Lakers for 13 years and won five championships with the franchise before his final season with the team in the 2010-11 season. He was then introduced as the President for the Knicks in 2014.

The Knicks currently have the worst record in the NBA and first year head coach, another familiar face, former Lakers guard Derek Fisher, is struggling to keep things afloat without star Carmelo Anthony. Anthony torched the Lakers for 31 points in the first meeting between these teams, a 12-point Knick win in February.

Both teams will be looking for a win on Thursday night, even though fans of both franchises may be rooting for the opposite. The Knicks have the inside track on the top pick in the NBA Draft, while the Lakers only keep their pick if it lands in the top-5, which seems likely at this point. Some would say a loss is better than a win at this point for both teams.

[divide]

Kobe Bryant On Handing Lakers ‘Keys’ Over Before He Retires


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Aging, Hulking Lakers Face Warriors, Like Goliath with Little David

Saddle up, Goliath, we’re wading into another bunch of angry pissants who…

Cal Forward Jaylen Brown Officially Declares For 2016 NBA Draft

The two prizes of the 2016 draft class are clearly Duke’s Brandon Ingram and LSU’s Ben Simmons…

INSTAGRAM: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Pops Champagne After Draft Lottery

After months of anxiety and waiting, the Los Angeles Lakers brass can…

Lakers Rumors: LeBron James To Make Adjustments For 2018-19 NBA Season

Thus far through 15 years in the NBA, LeBron James has shown little signs of slowing do as he remains the best player…