Knicks reach out to Phil JacksonPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the New York Post reporting on the Knicks, who apparently want Phil Jackson involved with their squad in some capacity:
Phil Jackson has turned down the Knicks’ offer to coach the team, but he could soon return to the organization as a front-office executive.
The Knicks reached out to Jackson to discuss his future plans, according to multiple sources. Though they would prefer to have him coach the team and offered him the job, according to one source, the discussions evolved into Jackson joining the Knicks in some form of a hybrid front-office role.
The Post has learned Jackson needs another knee replacement — his second — which has ruled out a return to the bench for the former Bulls and Lakers coach.
A source close to Jackson said he undoubtedly will be a general manager or team consultant next season, but his coaching days are over. His talks with the Knicks are still ongoing but could be resolved next week.