Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Phil Jackson says his biggest mistake as president of the Knicks was turning down the chance to trade for Jae Crowder in the deal that sent Ray Felton and Tyson Chandler to Dallas in the summer of 2014. "I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn't get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early," Jackson said in an interview conducted after the season that was published Friday by Today's Fastbreak. Crowder would have been a phenomenal fit for the Knicks, so this misstep certainly hurt the franchise. As a reporter, I appreciate Phil's candor here.