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Ian Begley, the Knicks beat writer for ESPN.com, joins the Woj Pod to discuss the totality and residual damage of the Phil Jackson regime, the Carmelo Anthony exit, the issues surrounding Kristaps Porzingis’ future in New York and the pathway for the Knicks to resurrect the franchise’s credibility and standing in the NBA.
1:38: How Carmelo Anthony’s departure has changed the atmosphere around the Knicks.
2:52: What finally caused Anthony to waive his no-trade clause?
5:55: Phil Jackson’s decision to publicly criticize Anthony instead of doing it privately.
7:55: The negative impact of the triangle offense during Jackson’s tenure.
11:05: Jackson setting the Knicks back with his decisions.
14:07: How much autonomy did Jackson have under Jim Dolan?
16:30: Jackson’s lack of success in trades and free agency.
19:37: The failed acquisition of Derrick Rose.
23:44: How worried should fans be about Kristaps Porzingis’ future with the Knicks?
29:40: Did players view Jeff Hornacek as Jackson’s puppet last season?
33:53: The mentality of Knicks fans entering this season.
35:18: The franchise’s previous reluctance to go through a rebuild.
39:49: Could the Knicks have gotten more in a trade if they brought Anthony to training camp?