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Phil Jackson justifies firing Derek Fisher with psychology lesson


New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is of course a philosophical individual who boats a very eccentric — and proven — outlook on coaching and what’s the most effective means to get the most out of one’s players.

He’s also something of a social media provocateur, known for posting interesting — if not completely out-there — tweets from time to time.

Those two aspects of his personality combined when Jackson issued up a tweet in which he expressed sympathy for Derek Fisher — whom he just fired on Monday — which attached to it was a dissertation about his psychological influences and how they manifest themselves in his preference for a “transformational” leadership style as opposed to a “transactional one.”

There you have it. Phil Jackson, the Zen Master, everyone. If that doesn’t justify — or at least explain — why he opted to fire Fisher … well, there you go.