Spike Lee, Knicks fans rejoice in Phil Jackson’s departure

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With news breaking that the Knicks and Phil Jackson have parted ways after three tumultuous seasons, the Knicks fans have taken to social media to express their excitement.

Longtime Knicks superfan Spike Lee posted a photo with outstretched arms on Instagram with the simple caption “HALLELUJAH.”

Actor Michael Rapaport shared a video of him on Twitter rejoicing once he heard the news.

“It’s like a total train wreck,” tennis great John McEnroe told the Associated Press earlier this week.

“I mean I’ve been a Knicks fan since I was a kid, so this is just getting beyond belief,” he said.

Here are some of the best reactions to Jackson’s firing:

But ESPN’s Darren Rovell did offer a friendly reality check to the NBA world.

Jackson was paid $11 million for his nine years with the Bulls and helped them win six titles. But during his 3.25 year tenure with the Knicks, the team held a 90-171 overall record and Jackson was paid a whopping $60 million.

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