Knicks Not Reaching Out to Phil Jackson?
Sometime soon (possibly this week), the Knicks are expected to remove Mike Woodson’s interim title and make him the permanent head coach.
They will do so without making a single bid for the shiniest object on the market: Phil Jackson, with his 11 sparkly championship rings.
The Knicks had not contacted Jackson as of last week, according to people close to the Hall of Fame coach. There is no guarantee that he would take the job, but “he would listen,” one said.
Yet James L. Dolan, the Garden chairman, apparently does not intend to call. He has already begun preliminary talks with Woodson on a multiyear extension, according to people with ties to the Garden.