Carmelo Anthony said he felt shocked by the New York Knicks’ decision to fire Derek Fisher. But Melo still trusts Phil Jackson’s vision.
Anthony wants to stay back with the Knicks for Phil Jackson.
“I have to trust in it. I decided to stay here. I decided to make that decision to trust in the Knicks and trust in Phil. I have to continue doing that,” revealed Melo. Fisher is the fourth coach sacked by the Knicks since Anthony joined the team in 2011, and he feels this has become part of the business.
At this point, you become kind of immune to all the B.S. that goes on and the politics. You become immune to that. So my goal is to continue playing basketball, focus on the group of guys that I have in there and leave that faith to management, to the front office.”
Melo clarified that he respects Fisher both as a player and a coach, according to the Sports Illustrated. Anthony has spoken personally to Fisher after news of his dismissal broke out. Fisher had a 23-31 record to start the season. He has a 40-96 record since joining the Knicks before the 2014-15 season.
Fisher thanked the Knicks for providing him the opportunity on Tuesday via Twitter.