Rumors broke early Friday suggesting that Jackson had met with members of the Knicks front office/ownership group but that’s as much as we heard on the subject. Now however it appears an official position with the team has been offered.
"Phil Jackson has been offered a front office position with the Knicks and is expected to give the club a decision sometime next week, the Daily News has learned.According to an NBA source, Garden Chairman James Dolan has met with Jackson about a potential return to the franchise where he was a member of the Knicks’ only two championship teams. Jackson also won 11 titles as a head coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers but apparently has no interest in coaching the Knicks."
Some have speculated that the Knicks may simply hire Jackson as a paid advisor to the organization while others have suggested he’ll have a much more in-depth role.
As of right now, there’s no word on what position was offered – just that an offer for a position was made.
Jackson is expected to make a decision by next week.