Jackson, who is in his third full season with the Knicks, reiterated that he hasn’t thought about potentially opting out of his contract after this season.
“I have not entertained that,” he said. “I’m looking for this Knicks team to get back into a situation where they are competitive. Do I have to win a championship before I feel I’ve done the job I’ve been asked to do, which is to bring this group back to that competitive level? No, I don’t. We’re starting to make progress. I like a lot of the things we are doing here. But we’ve got more to do.”
“They’re moving forward in the right direction. [First-year coach] Luke [Walton] has them engaged, Brian [Shaw] is an associate head Matt Ryan Authentic Womens Jersey coach; they have a core group of guys that will get it done. It was never important to me to go back and be a part of that,” Jackson said. “Especially not now. I have this job, this commitment.”
The Jackson-to-the-Lakers speculation is fueled by his ties to the organization. Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles’ team president and part-owner, is Jackson’s fiancée. He also coached the Lakers for 11 seasons, winning five championships. It’s also possible that the Lakers may have a vacancy in the front office after the season.
“If [a lockout] was going to happen Matt Schaub Authentic Womens Jersey in December and everybody chose to walk away, there was no way I was going to sit in New York for three, four months when I didn’t have a job, because [the players] aren’t even allowed to show up to work,” Jackson said. “So, in that case, I would go back to L.A.”
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“Seasons are fleeting. Games become more precious. Chances for success diminish,” Romo said. “Your potential successor has arrived. Injured two years in a row now in your mid-30s. The press is whispering. Everyone has doubts. You spent your career working to get here. Now, we have to start all over.
“You almost feel like an outsider. Coaches are sympathetic but they still have to coach and you’re not there.
“It’s a dark place, probably the darkest it’s ever been.”
Romo spoke nearly five minutes and did not take questions. He never said the word “backup” but made it clear he has a new role — and it’s one he’s willing to accept.