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2. Knicks Hire Phil Jackson

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The Knicks needed hope, and in came Phil Jackson, the former 'Bocker and 11-time NBA champion coach who was supposed to make all the bad go away at MSG. Jackson's hiring was so celebrated that even James Dolan has promised not to meddle in the Knicks' new president's basketball affairs. We'll let that breathe a bit. Phil-to-NYC was a HUGE deal, obviously.