moocow007 wrote:KnicksGod wrote:It's the job of the GM/pres to speak publicly and he has a right to critique the roster and players in honest, though tempered, ways. He has done just that. Being the best player on a team carries some responsibilities, and one of them is being able to accept leadership, criticism and a higher standard. Melo can take it. Phil did nothing to him.
The job of the GM/pres is to have a working plan in place, to build his team and make sure that they are successful. Jackson has shown absolutely zip in that department.
It's not to engage in twitter wars, to use your mouthpieces to attack your own players, to blame everyone but himself for the mess that he himself is part of. And please don't anyone post the clip of him saying "but I am responsible" cause that's a hog wash of a slap in the face. How do you go on a long diatribe blaming everyone else for what's wrong (right or wrong) and then say "but I'm responsible". It's sheer and utter condescending and insulting the intelligence of your audience. If you are responsible then you are responsible...the end.
If Phil wants to lecture and critique, he should start by looking at himself in the mirror. To which...for someone that is so "zen", here are some very popular tidbits about 'blaming others'...
Deepak Chopra..."When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself"
Dr. Steve Maraboli..."For most people blaming others is a subconscious mechanism. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU."
Anonymous..."To solve a problem you have to recognize your share of the responsibility. If you only blame others, you'll never solve the problem."
Anonymous..."Blaming everybody else is great until you've got nobody else around to blame but yourself."
That last one will come to fruition for Jackson if he manages to somehow trade Anthony. Well at least until he finds a new escapegoat. Likely a 7'3" version.
Also...Anthony being what he is no reason to excuse Phil Jackson.
This...THIS a million times over. Phil apologist aren't bothered ONE BIT that all of this is someone else fault. The guy has been here going on what, 4 years..."the buck stops here" and then spend the remaining 44:30 on blaming everyone else ring hollow.
Fire this old fker!