Friday, December 19, 2014

Phil Jackson defends Tyson Chandler trade to Mavericks on Twitter 

Phil Jackson's mellowness, which has been put through the ringer in recent weeks, got tested just a little more on Thursday when the Knicks president responded to three separate reply tweets to a link about a story suggesting that he “got hornswoggled in his first big move” in trading Tyson Chandler to Dallas in June.

“Negative, I'm okay with the Dallas deal. Tyson fits there and our 3 players, Jose (Calderon), Sam (Dalembert), and Shane (Larkin) are on the court,” the Zen Master tweeted at @sheridanhoops from his @PhilJackson11 account on Thursday afternoon. 

“Our season got off to a rocky start-injuries-Tyson could not have changed the outcome. Trades are judged in 4-5 year terms," he responded in a second Tweet.

“Remember how Pop (San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich) et al complained about the Pau (Gasol) trade (to the Lakers)? How does that trade look now? Just relax...and be patient” Jackson added in a third and final tweet.
Later, that philosophy sounded like gibberish after the short-handed Knicks fell to the Bulls, 103-97,  for New York's third straight loss and 13 of 14.

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