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Michael Jordan gives Phil Jackson backing in New York Knicks role

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NBA and Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan has given his backing to New York Knicks new head of front office Phil Jackson.

Jackson is expected to be unveiled by the Knicks at a press conference on Tuesday and the NBA Hall of Famer believes that he can succeed.

Jordan, now the chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats won six NBA Championships with Jackson and believes that: "Just because he's never been an executive before doesn't mean he can't do that. He's wanted to do it for a while now, and I know he can do it.

"He's very smart. He'll figure out pretty quickly what needs to get done, and he'll have plenty of guys in the league willing to help him, myself included."

Jackson may need Jordan's help with the big story surrounding the Knicks lately being the future of Carmelo Anthony who has given the team a lot of criticism as of late.

Jordan maintains that: "Phil is fantastic at managing egos and personalities, getting everyone on the same page and maxing out whatever potential is there for what should be the common and ultimate goal."

But Jackson may have his hands full with Anthony who will surely be the focus of many trade offers in the off-season.

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