Jan 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA coach Phil Jackson (left) and actor John Lithgow watch the game between the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Phil Jackson mulling over front office offer from Knicks

The New York Knicks sure are sneaky.

It was reported earlier today by ESPN, that the Knicks reportedly met with Phil Jackson a few weeks ago to discuss the potential of him becoming the next head coach of the franchise. The report indicated that Jackson wasn’t interested in coaching.

Now, according to the New York Daily News, Jackson is reportedly mulling over an offer for a front office role with the Knicks.

Phil Jackson has been offered a front office position with the Knicks and is expected to give the club a decision sometime next week, the Daily News has learned.

According to an NBA source, Garden Chairman James Dolan has met with Jackson about a potential return to the franchise where he was a member of the Knicks only two championship teams. Jackson also won 11 titles as a head coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers but apparently has no interest in coaching the Knicks.

Jackson reportedly had an agreement to take a front office job with the Seattle Sonics last season, but the Sacramento Kings agreed to stay put, thus the Sonics never materialized.

Not only would the move makes sense for the Knicks, but it could also help cement Jackson’s legacy in the NBA in building up a team like the Knicks.

Ideally, it would makes sense for the Knicks to give Jackson a role similar to the one that Pat Riley has in Miami. He would be able to keep ahold of Carmelo Anthony and attract other superstars, which is essentially the Knicks goal at the end of the day.



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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    lmao… Jackson is not Mulling over crap !!!… he is doing all this “Oscormyer-ing” around just to fudge with the Lakers… kick them while they are down, something Jackson has been good at lately…

    when you think the Knicks have reached rock bottom, you realize they were in quick sand the entire time….please spare or better yet “spear” the Knick fans … because it would be less painfull than what this franchise has been putting its fanbase throught. you cannot convince me they have competent people running this organization… proving me point, they inquired on… Phil “my overrated Azz lucked into Mike, Shaq, Kobe and Tex Winters triangle offense and now i have idiots fooled into thinking i am great “Jackson…. This guy has Never proven he can coach…. unlike Lionel Hollins, sitting on the sidelines whom has proven his greatness…. HECK…. Jaskson can’t even hold thibodeau’s “dry earse board” Phil Jackson is not dumb enough to tarnish his B.S. “legacy” with the Knicks franchise…. next thing you are going to tell me Erik spoelstra is a great coach and Pat Riley is an amazing G.M.