It appears that a potential deal between the New York Knicks and legendary coach Phil Jackson may be a little closer than we all had imagined, as Stephen A. Smith is reporting that Jackson is “close” to accepting the deal to move into a front office position with the struggling franchise.
THIS JUST IN: Phil Jackson is leaning toward taking job with Knicks to become president of basketball operations. (via @stephenasmith)
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At first, the talk started out as Jackson possibly being the coach of the team after the team would let Mike Woodson go, but then the talk quickly moved to Jackson potentially wanting to wear the suit and tie in the office rather than on the hardwood.
A move like this would definitely send some shockwaves throughout the NBA world and might have a tremendous effect on whether or not star Carmelo Anthony stays past this season, as well as who might want to come to play with him now that Jackson would be in charge.
Nonetheless, it appears that this is all real, contrary to what some may have thought.