• 'Zen Master' returns to Garden, says Knicks have 'come a long way'

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 6, 2013
    So it was noteworthy to see the former Bulls and Lakers “Zen Master” holding court in front of a “Knicks No. 18” banner – and even speaking glowingly about the current edition of the team before Friday night’s game against the Bucks at the Garden. “They’re a good team. He wanted to talk about that ’73 team, and about the Garden. Other than that, Jackson was just one of the guys, one of the ’73 champion Knicks joyfully celebrating their 40th anniversary together at the Garden, the same way they shared the basketball on the court. Jackson was a Knicks forward from 1967 through 1978 and a member of their two championship teams in 1970 and 1973. Phil Jackson made two concessions on Friday to his post-Knick career: He showed up late for the pregame press conference so he wouldn’t upstage his old teammates, and he wore a ’96 Bulls championship ring.
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