It appears that Phil Jackson is on his way to New York — at least that’s the word on the street at the moment. Of course, the only way anyone will ever believe that Jackson is on his way to New York is a year after he’s already accepted the job but for now it appears that all indications are that he’s going to accept the job running the Knicks.
The latest source of the story is Chris Broussard, which means Jackson has probably decided to remain retired. If anything, take the story with a grain of salt, but ESPN is putting their name behind Broussard’s report that Jackson to the Knicks is pretty much done deal.
All indications are that Phil Jackson will accept the New York Knicks’ offer to join the club’s front office, according to a league source.
“The Knicks have a sense of what’s going to happen,” the source said. “And as of right now, it looks like Phil’s taking the job. There’s always the possibility of something falling apart at the last minute, but the Knicks’ sense is that he’s joining them.”
It’s hard to say just how close the deal is to happening and it’s unlikely that Jackson will come on before the season ends. He apparently wants assurances that Carmelo Anthony will be back, and until that happens we shouldn’t expect to hear much more out of this story.