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Why the Knicks hired Phil Jackson, in one simple chart

Why the Knicks hired Phil Jackson, in one simple chart

The New York Knicks on Tuesday introduced legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson as the team's new president, and the reason behind the move is obvious: The Knicks stink, they've stunk for quite a while, and Jackson is, in terms of titles and winning percentage, the most successful coach in NBA history. Or, to put it visually:

Oh, and those two lonesome Knicks titles? Both came while Jackson played for the team in the 1970s.