The lack of a sense of history in sports – and in real life – is one of my pet gripes.
Everything that happens today is always the greatest or the best ever. The past tends to be overlooked or forgotten.
That brings me to the firing of Phil Jackson by the New York Knicks after a three-year reign of error.
Jackson showed that, for all his coaching skills when he had Hall of Fame players and won 11 titles, he wasn’t cut out to run a team.
To put it bluntly, Jackson is no Red Auerbach.