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Reports are coming out that legendary NBA head coach Phil Jackson is coming back to the league, as he is leaning towards joining the New York Knicks as the team's president of basketball operations, per ESPN.

Reports came out recently that the Knicks offered Jackson a head coaching gig, in which the former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach turned down. However, it appears that The Zen Master will join the Knicks in a front-office role.

Right now, there is still a possibility that Jackson could become the team's head coach, but it would have to be for next season. More details are likely to come in the next week on what exactly Jackson's role will be with the team if he goes through with this.

Jackson, 68, played for the Knicks during his NBA playing days from 1967-1978. He helped NY win two championships as a player, and he won an additional 11 as head coach of the Lakers and Bulls.

Based on his age, I'm not sure if Jackson is willing to coach again, but he seems like a solid fit in a front-office role. It would be really interesting to see what he would do as he calls the shots about the roster and what not.

He would also have big shoes to fill this offseason as he tries to lure back Carmelo Anthony in trying convince him to stay in the Big Apple. I mean, imagine that?


What do you think of the possible move of Phil Jackson heading back to the New York Knicks?


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