(CBS) Knicks president Phil Jackson took in much of of his new team’s embarrassing 127-96 defeat to his old Lakers last night, but he couldn’t quite make it through the entire dismal evening at the Staples Center.
With the Knicks trailing by 26 points with about nine minutes left to play, Jackson decided to head out, according to the New York Times. What was on the docket for him later that night?
“I think I’ll walk the dog,” Jackson told the Times.
You couldn’t blame Jackson for leaving early after he endured the Knicks giving up an astronomical 51 points in the third quarter to one of the league’s worst teams. It was a performance Jackson called “awful.”
More from the Times:
If the Knicks are trying to make an impression on their new boss, they did not equivocate. It will most likely be the last time he will see them play in person until they return home from the five-game swing west that began Tuesday. Jackson said he had not yet begun to inquire about coaches, scouts or other front office staff he might want to bring in. He is in assessment mode.
“We’re in a talent hunt,” Jackson said. “We have to bring in talent.”
We can all agree that Jackson has a lot of work in front of him. Hopefully he does his best thinking was strolling around the block.