Report: Phil Jackson could become Knicks president

Report: Phil Jackson could become Knicks president
March 8, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Things have been an absolute mess with the New York Knicks this season.

Head coach Mike Woodson could be given a pink slip any day now. The team currently sits 17 games under .500 and 4.5 games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

But if recent reports are true, a bright future could be coming in the form of a Hall of Famer.

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Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly offered Phil Jackson the team's head coaching gig, which Jackson declined. The "Zen Master" wants a front office job and apparently what the "Zen Master" wants he gets.

According to Stephen A. Smith of, the Knicks have offered Jackson the role of president of basketball operations and complete control of all basketball-related matters, which Jackson is leaning towards accepting. A decision is expected to come sometime next week.

Jackson, who has 13 NBA championship rings, won two titles as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973.