• Sources: Knicks, Jackson discussed coaching

    Summary of 28 articles · Updated Mar 12, 2014
    The sources said that Jackson, 68, told the Knicks that he was not interested in the position at this time. Steve Mills, executive vice president and general manager of the New York Knicks, met about two weeks ago with Phil Jackson about the possibility of becoming the next head coach of the New York Knicks, sources told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Jackson played on the Knicks' last NBA championship team in 1973. Bringing Jackson aboard could move the Knicks away from their ties to Creative Artists Agency, the player and coach representation firm that many league insiders, including some Knicks players, believe has an inordinate amount of power within the franchise. If you’ve been paying any sort of attention over the last decade and a half of the New York Knicks’ managerial style, you know they aren’t the most reliable franchise, and owner James Dolan has a tendency to get in the way of smart basketball decisions. After the New York Post reported Tuesday nightthat the Hall of Fame coach had verbally agreed to become president of the team’s basketball operations, Carmelo Anthony felt free enough to weigh in on the subject and reveal that he’s also heard Jackson-to-the-Knicks is all but a done deal.
    • Anthony: Jackson 'coming on board' in Knicks leadership role

      Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday that he has heard Phil Jackson will be "coming on board" with the New York Knicks, the strongest indication yet that the 11-time NBA champion coach will soon be taking over the team's basketball operations.
      Source: nba.com
    • Melo: Jackson hire won't impact free agency

      Carmelo Anthony doesn't think Phil Jackson's presence will have an impact on his free agency, according to multiple reports.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Carmelo: Jackson 'coming on board' with Knicks

      Is Phil Jackson to the Knicks a done deal? Carmelo Anthony says the Hall of Fame head coach is 'coming on board.'
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Melo says Knicks told him Jackson 'will be coming on board'

      Carmelo Anthony said the Knicks told him in recent days that Phil Jackson indeed will be joining their front office, and the pending free agent spoke highly of the Hall of Fame coach before Wednesday’s game against the Celtics.
    • Report: Phil Jackson Reaches Agreement In Principle With Knicks

      After a week of speculation in New York and seemingly everywhere else in the NBA, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Phil Jackson has reached an agreement in principle with the New York Knicks to head up their basketball operations. He will h…
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Chris Mannix: What is Jackson getting into with Knicks?

      Phil Jackson to the Knicks is a sexy sell, but is it a smart move? Both parties could be in for trouble.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Trying To Make Sense Of The Phil Jackson Knicks Rumors

      First, the Knicks were trying to get Phil Jackson to coach even though they have yet to terminate their current coach, Mike Woodson. Next, owner James Dolan hijacked negotiations (℅ Frank Isola) and Phil was joining the front office and the deal was all…
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Houston says he would 'learn' from working with Jackson

      Allan Houston said Monday that he doesn't "have any thoughts" on Phil Jackson's possible addition to the Knicks' front office. But the team's assistant GM admitted he does have "respect" for the Hall of Fame coach and 13-time NBA champion.
    • SI Now: Why Phil Jackson can't help the Knicks

      Can Phil Jackson fix the Knicks? This die-hard fan doesn't want the 11-time champion in New York.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Report: “Looks Like” Phil Jackson Will Join Knicks’ Front Office

      After initially meeting two weeks ago to discuss coaching the Knicks, the Knicks switched gears when Phil Jackson said that wasn’t going to happen. Instead, the desperate Knicks offered him a position as their president of basketball operations, and it …
    • Chock-Phil of Drama: Jackson expects to give Knicks decision by Monday

      The Knicks are hoping Phil Jackson will tell them on Monday that he is up to the challenge of running a franchise that last won an NBA championship in 1973.
    • Report: Phil Jackson “Leaning Towards” Accepting Knicks’ Presidency

      We mentioned the coaching offer Knicks GM Steve Mills made to Phil Jackson a couple weeks ago, but Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported on Friday that Jackson was mulling an offer to become the president of basketball operations, and would ha…
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Anthony's 26 pace Knicks in win over Cavs

      Carmelo Anthony shook off a horrid shooting start and scored 26 points, leading the New York Knicks to their third straight victory, 107-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Knicks reportedly offer front offive job to Phil Jackson

      With the season slipping away and an uncertain future, the Knicks are making a play for Phil Jackson.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Lord of the Rings: Knicks plan is to have Phil show off hardware to recruit free agents

      When Phil Jackson is standing in front of a top-tier free agent, the Knicks want him to begin his recruiting pitch with an old Pat Riley trick; throw all of his rings on the table. All 13, in fact.
    • Source: Phil considers Knicks front-office job

      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.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Source: Jackson 'ready to go back to work'

      After having several surgeries the past few years, Phil Jackson is "ready to go back to work," a source with knowledge of his thinking told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Knicks owner James Dolan must hand Phil Jackson entire set of keys

      Phil Jackson is notorious for not getting along with agents, probably can’t name three quarters of the players in the NBA and would find it beneath himself to pick up a phone to make a trade, if he even knew whom to call.
    • Knicks approach Phil Jackson, Phil Jackson turns Knicks down, sun rises in the east.

      Knicks approach Phil Jackson, Phil Jackson turns Knicks down, sun rises in the east.Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Phil Jackson is mulling an offer to join the Knicks front office

      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 potent…
  • Kobe, Magic make last-ditch effort to keep Phil from Knicks

    The chase for Phil Jackson has turned into a bicoastal soap opera with the Knicks convinced a deal for the Hall of Fame coach is imminent while Lakers legends Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant made public pleas on Wednesday for the franchise to keep Jackson…
    • Does Jeanie Buss' sweatshirt hint at Phil Jackson's future?

      LOS ANGELES — As the world awaits official word on whether Phil Jackson will save the Knicks, his fiance, Lakers president Jeanie Buss, hinted Wednesday morning that she has the answer.
  • Seems inevitable that Phil Jackson gets what he wants, will take over basketball operations for Knicks

    Phil Jackson was supposed to finalize things on Monday, and then we were still waiting around on Tuesday afternoon for an announcement from the Garden. Why? Because Jackson can afford to wait as long as he wants, demand anything he wishes in the contrac…

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