Phil Jackson & Doc Rivers Would Be Powerful

With all the circus fiasco the Los Angeles Clippers had to deal with and them being on the brink of elimination tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder, could Clipper coach Doc Rivers 'had enough' and want out of Los Angeles?

Rivers was rumored to be the next Knick coach, after this whole Donald Sterling crap broke news. It died out, but those rumors could come back if the Clippers lose or get eliminated from the playoffs.
The Clippers aren't a sure thing for the future. So aren't the Knicks, but the Knicks will have money to spend in 2015; Carmelo Anthony would stay - for sure - in New York if Rivers came here to coach and I think a Phil Jackson/Doc Rivers regime would be tremendously powerful for the Knicks. Especially for 2015 when they would want to entice other free agents. All the Clippers have is Blake Griffin for the future -- that's it. The rest are older players. Who knows if Chris Paul is gonna stay healthy.
Oh yea, whose that Boston Celtic point-guard that's gonna be a free agent in 2015, that use to be coached by Rivers? I think his name is Rajon Rondo. 
Forget 2015 -- the Knick players on the current roster would love to be coached by Rivers. And Rivers would make a profound effect on them. This is the same Knick team who won 54-games last year. By adding Rivers, with probably a new point-guard and some new players, I don't see why they can't make the playoffs.

I sense that Rivers is unhappy in L.A; I could be wrong. But it's a mess in that Clipper organization right now, after what's gone on there.

Now...would (Phil) Jackson want Rivers to coach the Knicks? I don't see why not. He's a winner, teaches defense, and, Phil said it himself, this team needs (I'm paraphrasing) a coach that can connect with the players. Rivers would connect with these Knick players, immensely.

If Rivers came to New York, you will see Knick players like J.R Smith, Iman Shumpert, Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler come to camp, up beat -- and ready to play in the fall.

If Jackson and Rivers don't agree on working together, they both need to sit down think about how big of change they would make in New York.

The problem with Jackson is, I think he wants to build his own coach. He wants to make a new coach like a Steve Kerr or Derek Fisher. He'd probably feels, adding Rivers wouldn't make him(Phil) look like he's making a change in New York. Example: If the Knicks win a title with Rivers coaching, Jackson would probably feel like he had nothing to do with that. 

I hope Jackson doesn't feel that way. Getting Rivers here would be because of Jackson. And Rivers wouldn't have players come here, if Jackson wasn't the president.

A Jackson-Rivers tandem would be special in New York.

Jackson could want his own guys, or want his best friends coaching only -- but at the end of the day, it's about the Knicks winning a championship and Jackson having to deliver that in the next five years.