If we chose and employed every person we hire based on experience there would be a lot of available positions out there. When I started my job nearly 6 years ago, I had no dental experience and no real sales experience. But i'm still there. Well maybe that's a bad example seeing as how my numbers pretty much suck hahaha....but I digress. My point is that how can you know how successful a person is going to be if you don't give them a chance. Phil Jackson may not have the executive experience but he has the rings to prove that he knows basketball. The organization I assume is not asking him to monitor computer viruses in the IT department. They're not even asking for a proposal on how to improve the aesthetics of the food court. The input Jackson is giving I can only surmise will be directly related to what takes place on the court. I mean give me a break.
Give him a break. I'm not the hugest Phil Jackson fan, and that has nothing to do with his performance as it directly relates to teams. My lack of pleasure of him simply stems from his personality and his critical viewpoints on athletes I've enjoyed watching past and present. My reasons are pretty superficial. But, that doesn't mean that I don't think the man is highly intelligent and absolutely capable of being a positive influence on the players in NY. It doesn't mean that his presence won't be a tool to entice players to come play in NY. Phil Jackson in my opinion comes packed with knowledge, history and attraction. Immediately dismissing him on the basis of lack of experience in a particular position is not reason enough not to employ him.
Jason Kidd didn't have coaching experience before taking over the Brooklyn Nets. And he's not the only one. There have been numerous times where the duties entrusted to an individual were based on a plethora of factors none of which had anything to do with experience in that particular function. Just ask our congressmen and women, our presidents present and past and even managers in various fields from corporate to retail. Giving someone a chance is the only way that one can exhibit their full potential or lack of. I think that Phil Jackson may not have the executive experience but with him comes a history and experience in and out of the game that simply cannot be purchased. Get off of his back and lets see what the man can do....my goodness!!!