NEW YORK — Phil Jackson has made a peace offering on Twitter, saying his previous tweet that appeared to be a dig at Carmelo Anthony was “misunderstood.”
Using two emojis, Jackson wrote Thursday that he had started a firestorm with a “misunderstood tweet” and added that “our society is torn with discord.”
“I’m against it,” he added. “Let it Be”
So after starting a storm with a misunderstood tweet, I offer this✌ our society is torn with discord. I'm against it. Let It Be— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 9, 2017
The New York Knicks president of basketball operations hadn’t tweeted for more than a month until a post Tuesday referencing a Bleacher Report column that was critical of Anthony. It was viewed as the latest example that Jackson wants to trade the Knicks forward.
Bleacher's Ding almost rings the bell, but I learned you don't change the spot on a leopard with Michael Graham in my CBA daze.— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 7, 2017
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek guessed that tweet may have been Jackson’s attempt at spurring Anthony. Anthony said Wednesday he was self-motivated and he’d grown tired of questions about their relationship.
Amid all of the Jackson-Anthony drama, the Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that Bulls star Jimmy Butler has recently reached out to Antony.