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Report: Phil Jackson hired by New York Knicks

Reports out of New York are that the New York Knicks have agreed in principle with Phil Jackson to oversee basketball operations for the team.

From the New York Post:

Phil Jackson has reached an agreement in principle to oversee the Knicks basketball operations and “president’’ will be in his title, according to a league source.

All that’s left is the lawyers finalizing the last contract details by week’s end before Jackson officially returns to the organization that drafted him and where he won two titles as a player.

The Post has learned Jackson gave the Knicks a verbal commitment on Saturday. The Garden still will not comment on Jackson’s status.

Knicks president/general manager Steve Mills will remain on board in a revised role and work with Jackson.


The question will now be how will the hiring of Jackson affect the decision of Carmelo Anthony during next seasons free agency period.