Phil Jackson Didn’t Much Care For James Dolan’s “Fix The Knicks” Song
Glenn Davis 06:01 pm, August 15th, 2011
You might remember "Fix The Knicks," a song penned by Knicks owner/destroyer James Dolan, and how we predicted Knicks fans would not be "Fix The Knicks" fans. The mention of Isiah Thomas, the making light of the Knicks' horrendous track record under Dolan's ownership...the song is a barrel, and the lyrics are fish.
That doesn't, however, mean it isn't fun to rip, and that's where Phil Jackson comes in. He doesn't have to worry about coaching an NBA team anymore, so now he apparently has some time to dabble in music criticism. Criticism of James Dolan's music, anyway. Asked recently about the possibility of unretiring and returning to coaching, Jackson (while not exactly saying he was 100 percent done) revealed that for now, he has other plans:
"I'm going to rewrite (Knicks owner) Jimmy Dolan's song Fix the Knicks. I think he needs either a better lyricist or a better musician."
We're all for this - Jackson might just have what it takes to, if not fix the Knicks, fix "Fix the Knicks." And if there's not much chance we'll ever see Jackson coaching Dolan's team, we would pay to see a Jackson/Dolan duo in concert perform the revamped song...particularly if Jackson re-wrote it to include a bunch of shots at Dolan's ownership style.
Also, lest we overlook this detail, noted by The Basketball Jones: Phil Jackson saw the "Fix the Knicks" video. He may be a more devoted internet denizen than we might guess. And with his penchant for mind games, we bet he'd make a tremendous troll.