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Hey look, some actual reporting on David Blatt's meeting with Phil Jackson

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Here's an article by Harvey Araton of the Times. There's other stuff in the article that I don't care about, but there's also something that vaguely resembles new information on the topic of the Knicks coaching search, which is hard to come by amid all the beef and whining:

Meanwhile, according to a person close to Blatt, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the current coaching search, Blatt at least came away from his chat with Jackson with the belief that he was a legitimate candidate for the Knicks job.

He pitched himself to Jackson as a defensive-minded coach who, while playing collegiately at Princeton, was reared on the joy of a deliberate, five-man offense and therefore amenable to embracing Jackson's beloved triangle. He reminded Jackson that he initially went to Cleveland in 2014 to coach a young, undisciplined Cavaliers team, a work in progress. That was before James suddenly returned as the homecoming King, when the Cavs were essentially the Knicks, minus the veteran shotmaking of Carmelo Anthony.

There's more if you read (plus some strange stuff about foreign people liking other "foreign" people???, but never mind that). But yeah! Look! A of an impression of what David Blatt said in his meeting with Phil Jackson, and how he felt coming out of it. It's not much, but it's the most we're getting right now.

Blatt is apparently back in Israel right now "awaiting word," while Phil is somewhere among bison. Frank Vogel, meanwhile, needs some time to decompress after he lost his job. Makes sense! Back to patiently waiting.