Report: Phil Jackson could coach Knicks in home games next season
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson could coach the team during its home games next season, reports ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
The Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher in early February after starting the season 23–31, and replaced him with assistant Kurt Rambis on an interim basis. According to Shelburne’s report, Rambis could coach the team’s away games next season, while Jackson takes the helm during the home contests.
Jackson, 70, signed a five-year, $60 million deal to run the Knicks in 2014. He has an opt out clause in his contract after the 2017 season.
Jackson spent a total of 13 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships as the team’s head coach. He previously won six titles as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.
The Knicks are 28–40 this season, which is currently the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference.