New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has labelled his side’s capture of Phil Jackson ‘a power move’.
The most decorated coach in NBA history will be unveiled as the New York Knicks’ new president on Tuesday and Anthony has publicly revealed his delight at the move.
In fact, Anthony has compared the signing of Jackson to a ‘power move’ in chess.
Speaking to SlamOnline, Anthony said on Jackson: “I’m a chess player, so that was a power move right there.
“You know what I mean? Now we’re going to see what’s their next move. But that was a great power move.”
Jackson’s move to the New York Knicks could convince Anthony into committing his long-term future to the Eastern Conference franchise.
The 29-year-old power forward, who has one year left on his current multimillion pound deal at Madison Square Garden, has been contemplating whether to opt out of the final 12 months of his contract.
The New York Knicks’ poor performances this season have not helped the Eastern Conference franchise in trying to convince Anthony into rejecting interest from the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls.
However Anthony is now expected to hold a meeting with Jackson to find out how the former Lakers head coach is going to try and address the New York Knicks’ topsy-turvy form.