You probably know this before I even say it... But the fact that Jim Dolan and the Knicks are ready to hire Phil should be all the proof you need that it would've been a terrible move.
It will be great to see him in New York though, maybe even do some coaching. Then we'll have the Carmelo controversy, the Phil Jackson New York Knicks tell-all book... wow this is gonna be suweet. My respect for Phil will skyrocket if he takes that job.