Report: Phil Jackson ‘laughing with confidants’ about fleecing James Dolan

Phil Jackson got paid a lot of money as president of the New York Knicks, and apparently that was a source of amusement for the Zen Master. Not only that, but according to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, Jackson shared his amusement with friends.

So, just how much money did he earn?

Dolan finally fired Jackson Wednesday morning, and for good reason. We’ve previously covered Jackson’s many mistakes as president of the Knicks in detail. But the bottom line is that nothing he did bore good fruit for the Knicks.

Will he care? Probably not. After all, Jackson will reportedly take home a $20.5 million severance check. He’s laughing all the way to the bank.