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

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks have reached out to Phil Jackson

Mike Woodson isn’t expected to be the head coach of the New York Knicks after the regular season ends, which means there’s about 20 games left in his troubled tenure. Once he’s gone, the team will obviously be looking to make a splash with a replacement, so of course, Stephen A. Smith has reported that the team has already reached out to the man that can make the biggest of splashes, the legendary Phil Jackson.

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.

Smith broke the news on SportsCenter live just a short time ago, although this really shouldn’t come as a shock. Any time any high-profile team needs a coach, Jackson’s name is the first one brought up, and the Knicks are about as high-profile as you can get.

The report also went on to state that Jackson, at this time, has no interest in taking the position.



Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: NBA New York Knicks Phil Jackson

  • King & Queen of N.Y.

    Give phill watever he wants…. To get him to newyork POINT BLANK GIVE HIM THE SAME POWER THat pat Riley has……