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Phil Jackson encounters Laker-like problems in trying to rebuild Knicks

Phil Jackson encounters Laker-like problems in trying to rebuild Knicks

Phil Jackson stood out from the crowd, not entirely for his familiar visage and height but for his jeans and long-sleeve plaid shirt as the weather hit 101 degrees outside. He has always chosen the path less traveled, content to zag as others zig, and now owns quite the reclamation project as president of the New York Knicks. They had their worst season ever in his first year of front-office duties and then, like the Lakers, didn't get the big free-agent splash they craved. They struck out on versatile center Greg Monroe, met with DeAndre Jordan to no avail and couldn't even get in front of LaMarcus Aldridge. The Knicks' last NBA championship was 1973. They...

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