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Phil Jackson Leaning Toward Taking Front Office Position With Knicks

After a few years away from the NBA, it appears that 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson may be close to returning.

According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Jackson is leaning toward becoming a member of the New York Knicks’ front office:

While a decision has not been made, Phil Jackson is leaning toward taking a front-office job with the New York Knicks, a source close to the team tells ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

Over the past few years, Jackson has been reluctant to return to the NBA in any capacity due to health reasons and the right opportunity not being there for the taking. Although Jackson was close to becoming the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for a third time, the Hall of Famer was passed over for Mike D’Antoni and let it be known that his coaching career was over as a result.

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Despite the reluctance to return to coaching, Jackson has been itching for the right opportunity to return in a different role. Jackson has had ties with the Knicks since winning two titles with the team as a player back in the 1970s and seemed to be open to potential opportunities with the storied franchise.

Although Jackson has gone back and forth about his intentions to return to the NBA in the past, the front office job with the Knicks appears to be something he’s very interested in undertaking.

It may be only a matter of time before Jackson makes his return to New York to help turn around a franchise that can’t seem to right the ship.
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  • Leo

    Well, that is a challenging job. Good for the knicks fans though…

  • 2badmothafucka

    Phil has absolutely no front office experience and his “consulting” has created jobs for coaches that were fired within a year.

  • truth24

    Cavs retired zydrunas ilgoskas jersey for wha!!!. Haha he fucking sucks!!!!

  • Bill

    Ya ok what the hell is Mike D’Antoni still doing as coach?Hire Phil to coach Lakers!

  • Bill

    Lakers need to rebuild from the bottom up.

    • Chrmngblly

      No. Lakers need to rebuild from the top down. I hope that’s what you meant

  • ra

    Might as well. PJ is clearly not a part of the basketball decision making process for the Lakers (where is Jeanie these days? – never part of staff meetings, etc.).

    Plus, he doesn’t have to travel with the Knicks team, and can even stay in LA and tele-commute if necessary. Perfect job for him (if they’re not going to use his talents for the Lakers).

  • rik

    2016 lineup:
    PG: Lowry farmar marshall
    SG: Kobe young Bazemore
    SF: Ariza henry
    PF: Love Wes kelly
    C: Embiid hill sacre

    • truth24

      You won’t get far with that sorry ass lineup. Nextttttttttttttt

  • fakerstolakers

    why is this even on the lakers agenda. should this not be a blog for the Knicks?????what?????

  • Advanced agenda

    Yo lakers it is wrap done over ppl in charge of this franchise dnt know what they are doing point blank , Phil Jackson should take over as Gm, or the main guy in charge,, cuz the young spoiled bus dnt know the meaning of a golden champion franchise , he sucks it’s like watching mark Cuban in his young days des pirate to win a championship, kobe us old washed up and cnt keep up he won’t have the same explosiveness around the rim his body is giving up on him , trade every one fire every one including the son bus , he sucks, and lakers might have a chance for now this is a clipper city , thoo clippers should move to Anaheim ,

  • Marty Susman

    THE ONLY REASON I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT IS BECAUSE THEN MELO WOULD “NOT” BE COMING TO THE LAKERS & SORRY PHIL WHO LOVES TO PLAY OLD GUYS WILL MAKE ZERO DIFFERENCE FOR THE NICKS & LASTLY, IT WOULD BE “GREAT” IFHE COULD TALK KOBE INTO PLAYING FOR HIM IN N.Y. & GET A BUNCH OF DRAFT PICKS FOR HIM, OH YES, TAKE NASH WITH YOU AS WELL AS GASOL FOR MORE PICKS PLEASE…….

  • Claudia Davis

    we need jackson the lakers we love you the lakers love you.

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