This week’s rant could have gone in a different direction like Sam Bradford and his pouting or Matt Harvey’s struggles but instead this week rant is on Phil Jackson. Up to now we have resisted the urge to unload on the Zen Master for his aloofness when it comes to hiring a coach for the Knicks. It’s not like it’s for lack of available possibilities for the next head coach of the Knicks…Top of my list was Tom Thibodeau even though it would have been an odd fit since he doesn’t do the Triangle ..Thibs would have been the best coach for the Knicks for the foreseeable future and would have made them a viable contender instead Jackson did nothing. OK …Luke Walton who should have been in the running for coach of the Year not Steve Kerr ended up getting the Laker job even though Jackson likes Walton. Again Jackson did nothing. Former Rockets coach Kevin Mc Hale could have been an interesting choice and again Jackson did nothing, I would have passed on George Karl, yet Jackson did not bring in former Golden Stare Warrior coach Mark Jackson for a chat nor the former franchise center Patrick Ewing. Instead he is said to be considering …David Blatt and Kurt Rambis …really??? Please not Rambis … 65-164 career and 9-19 with the Knicks. I saw enough during this season to confirm what I suspected all along Rambis isn’t headcoaching material for a team looking to get above 500 and be a playoff contender. He is awful and that’s being kind and yet because he is Phil’s pal and love the triangle he could have the interim tag removed and become the next Knick head coach. Ugh! Phil come on man don’t do that to us. Frank Vogel just got fired in Indiana go speak to him swallow your pride and talk to Jeff Van Gundy bring him back home… just don’t make Rambis the full time coach. If that’s the case come coach the team yourself at least the pretense will be gone. I am not even going off the rails like some in the media for going on a cross country vacation while during a coaching search why? Because in the real world businessmen have been known to do the same thing. Interview people for a position and then make them wait while they go on vacation extending the process. But it is the time before he left is what is concerning because he had a opportuinity to strike first and early and put a strong coach in place and he did nothing. For once this isn’t something you put at the feet of James Dolan, this is Jackson and Jackson alone , it’s his call and so far he has done nothing to make this team better from a coaching standpoint than when the season ended.Time to stop wasting time Phil and get on with hiring a strong coach for the Knicks not a triangle guy or a guy I know but a strong coach who up the level of play and maybe attract a free agent or two that will come here. After all you were bought here to turn this franchise around and so far other than spend 122 million on Carmelo Anthony and draft Kristaps Porzingis you have done nothing to improve the team and now e could be looking at Kurt Rambis as head coach??? No not good enough!