The side found it tough going last campaign as they finished with a 37-45 record and ended up ninth in the Eastern Conference standings, prompting the franchise to bring in new coach Derek Fisher to work alongside Jackson.
"I was fortunate to have a situation in LA where a team had gone into the playoffs," Jackson told reporters.
"They had been swept a couple of times in the playoff run, but they had been in the midst of the playoffs and were able to win the very first year that I coached that team there, which was a ready-made team basically with tremendous talent. Very similar situation in Chicago.
"This team does not got a personality. It's got over 35 percent of this team has changed, so we still have to kind of come together in a bonding way that creates trust, teamwork, identity, some things like that."
The Knicks get their new campaign underway against the Chicago Bulls on October 29.