It seems that in his quest to find the perfect coaching concoction in New York, Phil Jackson is banding together a vintage 90s coaching staff that is taking players and assistants from the last decade and meshing them together. We’ve already heard about Steve Kerr being first in line for the head coaching gig, and now another player from the 90s is on Phil Jackson’s radar.
According to the Wall Street Journal’s Knicks writer Chris Herring, there is the belief that Jackson is interested in hiring Jerry Stackhouse as the two sides are set to meet at some point this week.
Stackhouse, who played in the 90s when Jackson was reaching his coaching peak, has never been associated with the Knicks but could be stepping into a position as one of Steve Kerr’s assistant coaches. There’s the belief that Bill Cartwright will be hired to be Kerr’s right hand man and adding Stackhouse to the mix should round out the bench for the Knicks.
Jackson seems to know what he’s doing as all of his moves thus far have been very calculated. Bringing in Stackhouse isn’t just something the Zen Master is doing for his health as there has to be something more to the move than just that.