Latest on Phil's plans for Melo
April, 13, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
The New York Knicks were formally eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday, which all but officially tips off what will be an interesting offseason in the Big Apple. Since Carmelo Anthony can opt out of his contract and Phil Jackson has taken over direction of the franchise, there are all sorts of questions about how things will play out in the coming months.
"When Steve Mills was hired as general manager by owner James Dolan four days before training camp, he came in to implement the next plan of attack, to take advantage of cap flexibility for 2015 and possibly 2016 that would entice Anthony to stay put," wrote Marc Berman of the New York Post.
"Mills and Dolan sold Jackson on the plan during their four-month courtship. But as a person close to the situation says, Jackson is in charge now and has the right to take a detour anytime he wishes."