Phil Jackson posts odd tweet to mourn Glenn Frey’s death
The music world lost another icon when Glenn Frey, one of the founding members of The Eagles, passed away Monday in New York City due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, per a statement from his publicist.
Frey’s significant contributions and his death at the age of 67 are being mourned by his countless admirers, including New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, who took to Twitter to mourn the loss, albeit in arguably bizarre fashion.
Glenn Frey oh, how sad. He was one of the reasons I'm here in NY doing the work of the Lord. Peace at
last, Glenn, and a Tequila Sunrise.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) January 19, 2016
While it’s understandable that Jackson is sad over Frey’s death, it’s difficult to refer to his decision to come to New York and help restore the Knicks to glory as the “work of the Lord.” But Jackson is well-known for posting interesting musings on social media, so perhaps this latest one should be chalked up as merely an example of the Zen Master’s sometimes peculiar eccentricities.
The New York Post does note, though, that Frey is at least played a tangential part in getting Jackson to join the Knicks as Irving Azoff, the Eagles’ manager, assisted in brokering the deal between Jackson and team owner James Dolan. In fact, Frey sat in the front row during Jackson’s introductory press conference alongside Azoff.
But doing the “work of the Lord,” though? That might be a stretch to say the least.