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Posted March 10, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports
 
 

Phil Jackson Appears Ready To Take New York Knicks Job

Although the announcement has not yet been made official, all signs look like the New York Knicks may have added the zen to their organization.

According to ESPN, Hall of Famer Phil Jackson is expected to accept the teams offer to join the front office.

After reportedly turning down the Knicks for their head coaching position, it appears he is going to try to give life to a team which has underachieved this season after being eliminated in the playoffs by the Indiana Pacers last season.

“As of right now, it looks like Phil’s taking the job. There’s always the possibility of something falling apart at the last minute, but the Knicks’ sense is that he’s joining them.”

Melo spoke on the prospects of bring Jackson on board.

“I don’t even know what’s going on with that, so it’s hard for me to say anything. Nobody came to me about that. Until that time comes, I’m still not going to know what’s going on, until somebody brings that to me.

“It’s hard to say at this particular moment. If anything, it’s not going to be right now. I’m pretty sure they’ll wait until the offseason to make something happen and then everyone will deal with all that stuff at that time.”

Even with Jackson the Knicks have a lot of work to do. But it is a step in the right direction for a team that looks like its without direction at the moment.