New York Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson voiced his support this week for those still seeking to force Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team’s name.
“Proud of demonstrators at Vikings game yesterday,” Jackson tweeted of the fans who protested outside of Fed Ex Field during Sunday’s NFL game. “Keep the pressure on Snyder. He just doesn’t get it.”
proud of Demonstrators at Vikings game yesterday. Keep the pressure on Snider. He just doesn't get it.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) November 4, 2014
Later, For The Win’s Nate Scott opined, “it’s no secret that Phil Jackson has a strong affinity for Native American culture — he’s written about it extensively in his book Sacred Hoops, among other places. He also says he’s become a ‘kind of adopted member’ of the Lakota Sioux tribe.”
Known as the Zen Master, the 69-year-old Jackson easily rates as one of the NBA’s most decorated winners. He has won 11 titles as a coach, including six with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Jackson has also coached Kobe Bryant to five titles and previously won two as a player with the Knicks.
Jackson is almost just as famous for the triangle offense he employed in leading both the Bulls and Knicks to their multiple titles and has vowed to incorporate it with the Knicks since returning to the lead the Carmelo Anthony led franchise in his current position late last season.[Photo Credit: Keith Allison]
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