Mar 7, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT
Phil Jackson has always done enough to ensure he remains on the radar for coaching vacancies (and now, front-office positions, too).
And why shouldn’t he?
Jackson is definitely one of the best coaches of all time, maybe even the best. I’m not convinced he can still physically withstand the rigors of coaching, but every hire comes with risk. That’s just where his lies.
So, I can see why teams – especially teams coached by Mike Woodson – would at least inquire about Jackson’s availability.
New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills met about two weeks ago with Phil Jackson about the possibility of becoming the team’s next head coach, sources told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
The sources told Smith the message the Knicks received from Jackson was that he was not interested in the position at this time.
In 2005, Jackson returned to Lakers teams that went 45-37 and 42-40, so contrary to popular belief, Jackson hasn’t always swooped in to coach contenders.
But these Knicks, 22-40, aren’t even near .500. With no cap room, no draft pick and the prospect of losing Carmelo Anthony, there’s little hope in sight.
Unless Jackson really wants to coach in New York – or really wants to make the type of money the Knicks could throw at him – there will probably be better opportunities available.
Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo make surprise appearances for Team Africa in NBA exhibition game (VIDEO)
Aug 1, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT
Team Africa faced off against Team World in Johannesburg.
Aug 1, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT
Mbah a Moute signed a one-year deal with the Kings in July.
Aug 1, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT
Biyombo has worked with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer on post moves, other parts of his game.
Aug 1, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
The Nets will be paying the price for their win-now era for a few years to come still.
Aug 1, 2015, 1:11 AM EDT
This is the right move, whether he decides to play in Rio or not.
Jul 31, 2015, 11:08 PM EDT
He looks like a guy who can live up to the No. 1 pick billing.
Jul 31, 2015, 10:26 PM EDT
Norris Cole is still looking for a bigger payday.
Jul 31, 2015, 9:31 PM EDT
Her credentials are unassailable.
Jul 31, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT
He is currently out on bond.
Jul 31, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT
Hill told the police he was “in a hurry.” I guess so.
Jul 31, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT
Neither guy is going to make a difference on the court for these teams. This was just moving some money around.
Jul 31, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT
Crabbe looked good in Las Vegas at Summer League.
Jul 31, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT
The Kings don’t really have the roster spot for him.
Jul 31, 2015, 4:11 PM EDT
Iowa Energy add Nicki Gross to coaching staff
Jul 31, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT
Will he accept the required tender?
Jul 31, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT
The Phil Jackson Effect
Jul 31, 2015, 1:58 PM EDT
Why does USA Basketball chairman make such a distinction?
Jul 31, 2015, 12:52 PM EDT
Johnson makes $24.9 million, but this is the last year of his contract.
Jul 31, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT
New York drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother last year
Jul 31, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT
No. 58 pick will reportedly head overseas or to D-League
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