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Phil Jackson expected to be fired as Knicks’ president of basketball operations

The Knicks are an abysmal 80-166 in three full seasons under his watch and have yet to finish one campaign with more than 32 wins.New York Knicks owner James Dolan is weighing the future of embattled president of basketball operations Phil Jackson, including the possibility of firing him, league sources told The Vertical.According to both The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne, the Knicks are going to part ways with Jackson sometime later today.Phil Jackson’s tenure as the president of the New York Knicks is reportedly coming to an end.A decision on Jackson’s future has not been made yet, but ESPN reports “clarity” is expected Wednesday morning and that Jackson and Dolan have had conversations on what is best for the Knicks’ long-term success.Combine those struggles with the roster uncertainty star forward Carmelo Anthony and young phenom Kristaps Porzingis have faced of late and the Knicks have been in a tough spot for a while.The Knicks never made it to the playoffs in three seasons under Jackson, who has been vocal about moving star Carmelo Anthony, who has two years and almost $55 million remaining in his contract. With the NBA Free Agency 2017 period getting underway on Saturday, the Knicks would most likely elevate general manager Steve Mills until finalising Jackson’s replacement.During a February radio interview, Dolan said he planned to honor his five-year contract with Jackson “all the way to the end”. Jackson, sources said, was contemplating a trip to Europe this summer to meet with his young star man-to-man.