Knicks’ Phil Jackson clarifies recent verbal jab that Spurs aren’t a dynasty

This past week, Knicks new president Phil Jackson took a verbal jab at the San Antonio Spurs saying they are not a dynasty since they have never won back-to-back NBA titles.

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“Tim Duncan making the salary he’s making after being part of a dynasty – not a dynasty, I wouldn’t call San Antonio a dynasty — a force, a great force,” Jackson said. “They haven’t been able to win consecutive championships but they’ve always been there. San Antonio has had a wonderful run through Tim’s tenure there as a player.”

That comment drew the ire of Spurs fans but now it seems Jackson is retreating from his comment… somewhat.

Jackson clarified his comment on Twitter still calling the Spurs a non-dynasty, but showered Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich with praise.

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While Phil is obviously not backing down from his thought the Spurs are not a dynasty, at least he gave Pop credit for winning Coach of the Year this season and admits he is a fan of the Spurs.

However, this clarification probably won’t smooth things over with Spurs fans who know this hasn’t been the first time Jackson has taken shots at the Spurs in the past. Recall his comment calling the Spurs’ 1999 title needed an asterisk since it was won during a lockout-shortened season.

Thoughts Spurs fans?

(H/T NY Daily News)