Knicks' hiring Fisher a calculated risk

Phil Jackson's first big move, bringing in a rookie head coach, is certainly a gamble

Updated: June 10, 2014, 2:07 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Waiting on a rental car shuttle at the Raleigh-Durham airport on the way to Pinehurst for the U.S. Open, a couple of New Yorkers were reading the news on their cell phones and wondering aloud why Phil Jackson would hire a novice instead of a veteran coach -- or, better yet, why Phil Jackson didn't decide to coach the Knicks himself.

Nothing personal against Derek Fisher, just business. The business of being a fan of a franchise that's been waiting a whole lot longer than New York's hockey ...

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