The New York Knicks may not be happy with their slight resurgence. In fact, they could still be looking for a coach next season. According to a report from Yahoo Sports, the Knicks could offer retired coach Phil Jackson a four year, 50 million dollar contract to coach the team.
If the New York Knicks don’t advance beyond the first round of the playoffs, I’m hearing they’ll make a major — repeat, major — push to lure legendary coach Phil Jackson out of retirement.
With money being no object, the scuttlebutt is the Knicks brass may offer the “Zen Master” a four-year, $50 million deal.
Here’s the thing. Does Jackson even want to coach again? He looked extremely old coaching the Los Angeles Lakers last year. I understand that he is actually old, but his body is slowly breaking down. Why would he want the headache of coaching a team all year long? Jackson isn’t exactly short on money. He really does not need to come back. He has plenty on which to retire with.
How exactly is he going to implement his triangle offense? This roster is not built for the triangle, I can tell you that much. The fit is not exactly square. More like a round peg into a square hole. Jackson could lead the Knicks to the promised land, but why would he want to do that?
It will be an interesting story to keep an eye on. We will keep you updated on the story as it develops. However, safe money says Jackson remains retired.