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Phil Jackson expected to be fined for D'Angelo Russell comments, per report

The legendary NBA Coach and current Knicks President is in some lukewarm water after his visit to Columbus.

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It was a big night in Columbus with the Buckeye basketball team beating Nebraska and finally ending an away-game losing streak. Not only were fans excited to finally be winning, but New York Knicks President and NBA legend Phil Jackson was in attendance doing a little scouting work on D'Angelo Russell.

Russell had a mediocre performance for him (per usual incredibly lofty standards), scoring just 11 points in 26 minutes of play; cramping kept him from playing towards the end of the game, but Jackson was still able to see his potential. With the Knicks struggling this season, they might get a high lottery pick and Russell is someone high on the list.

Jackson made one mistake as he was leaving the Schottenstein Center; when asked about potential NBA draft lottery pick D'Angelo Russell, he noted to, "He's a great-looking kid. Great prospect."

These few short words are unfortunately expected to land Jackson a fine from the NBA for making comments about a draft-ineligible player, but at least they were good words about the Buckeye.