Mar 18, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks new president of basketball operations Phil Jackson (middle) poses for a photo with former Knicks players Walt Frazier and Dick Barnett at a press conference at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Phil Jackson adamant about installing triangle offense for New York Knicks

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson loves the triangle offense and is adamant in regards to installing it, this according to Newsday.

After failing to lure Steve Kerr to the Big Apple earlier this week, the Knicks brass reconvened and is now on the search for a new potential coaching candidate who is willing to run the famed triangle.

It’s also not expected that Jackson will go outside of his circle of trust, and Mark Jackson and Van Gundy — now both analysts for ESPN — never have been in it.

“I think he’ll stick with someone he knows,” a league official said.

Jackson wants to install the vaunted triangle offense. He would need someone fluent in triangle and able to teach it, which made Kerr his top candidate. But Kerr chose Golden State, and now Jackson is expected to turn to some old friends.

While coaches are far more accustom to the triangle offense than they were a handful of years ago, it’s still not exactly the most popular offense to run so Jackson’s potential pickings will be reduced.

Former Jackson players and assistant coaches like Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis, Brian Shaw, Luke Walton, Jim Cleamons, Bill Cartwright, and Tyronn Lue are all rumored to be potential candidates.

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