Sam SpiegelmanEarlier today it was reported General Manager and Vice President Steve Mills and former Lakers and Bulls head coach Phil Jackson had a meeting. Now, according to reports, some details have emerged about the specifics.
According to the New York Post, the conversation centered around Jackson joining his former club as a member of the team’s front office. Jackson would become the team’s general manager or a consultant in the front office, per the report, though it remains unknown whether Jackson is completely sold on relocating to New York.
5:00 p.m.: An offer has been extended to Jackson, and the team expects a decision next week (New York Daily News, March 7).
“I don’t think he wants to live in New York anymore, and he definitely would be leery of working for (James) Dolan,’’ the source told The Post.
Previously, Jackson told USA TODAY he has no intentions of coaching again “for damned sure.”
“I don’t want to be on the sidelines,” Jackson says with a grin as he heads for the elevator and disappears yet again. “That’s for damned sure.”