Phil Jackson ‘might’ coach again; Not with Knicks or Magic (for now)

May 8, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson leaves the court at the end of game four against the Dallas Mavericks for the second round of the 2011 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Lakers 122-86. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Apparently there “might be” a job that could lure Phil Jackson out of retirement.

At least that’s what the future Hall of Fame coach told HBO’s real sports in an interview that will air Tuesday night.

Jackson says the Knicks job didn’t appeal to him, because New York’s roster is “clumsy”.

He says Amare Stoudemire has “to play in a certain system and a way,” and that “Carmelo (Anthony) has to be a better passer. The ball can’t stop every time it hits his hands.”

He said the Knicks didn’t contact him before making Mike Woodson their full-time head coach.

Orlando didn’t appeal to him because it’s too far away from his home in Montana.

I wonder if Miami would be too far, if say, Erik Spoelstra bows out of the NBA Finals for a second straight year without a title.

Honestly, there probably aren’t that many jobs Jackson would take. He’s not up for a rebuilding job like Charlotte or Portland, and there aren’t many competitors ready to let go of their head coach right now.

Jackson will probably stay out of the league for another year or two, until the PERFECT situation arises.

 

Topics: Bobcats, Knicks, Magic, Phil Jackson, Trail Blazers

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