Update on Phil Jackson: Sides talking about front office role

Sam Spiegelman

Earlier 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.”





201 comments
doc942
doc942

@redux. Do us all a favor and do the same.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@chrisredux Your a clown run off from the circus- struggling to find a place in the world.. This ain't it..

chrisredux
chrisredux

@Don22 @chrisredux ill respond to you don. your the only one with any class  in your response


I only made that comment to rile up people and view the responses. Its all to quiet here in the summer..


Instigating a lil

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@chrisredux You wrote" I only made that comment to rile up people." 


um, okay. 


You wrote something foolish, and got treated like a fool.  


Maybe you should spend a few days thinking about how to avoid a reoccurrence. 



puckdad99
puckdad99

@chrisredux 

Chris,

Snow was quiet last summer too, and then he got Boychuk and Leddy just before the season started. Give the guy a break, and give him a chance. I don't know what's going to happen in the next 60 days, but I'm willing to give the guy a chance to do something. Other teams with cap problems will often not make moves until the deadline is staring them right in the face.

Don22
Don22

@chrisredux Chris - what are you expecting him to do?  Do you want to give Cody Franson 5 years at 5+ million? Do you want Erhoff for 6?


I'm not sure what moves you expect him to make that this moment.

doc942
doc942

@chrisredux. Dumbest comment so far.

I thought the Islanders are only shooting on the goal on the sight-impaired end of Barclays in the 2nd period. This Bailey PPG comes in the 3rd. Someone wanna let EA Sports know about this?

jt91
jt91

See the Ranger fan in the video behind the net after the Bailey goal. That D o u che is AKA tpjm!!

jethrono9
jethrono9

Normally i don't care for bush league chants and such, like the Whoo Whoo Whoo after an Isles goal, but the Yes, Yes, Yes chant is fine by me.

Michael
Michael

well they got the half assed end down pretty good....lol.

Mark Terrin
Mark Terrin

It is unbelievable.The Islanders have a whopping 3 Saturday night games scheduled all season and on Saturday night October 17 the Islanders will play the SJ Sharks at the Barclays Center.That same night I will be at Madison Square Garden for the. Boxing match between the electrifying Triple G {Gennady Golovkin] and David Lemieux,{Perhaps he is relatives with Mario and Claude] This is HBO PPV territory as Triple G goes for his 21st straight KO.David Lemieux had better have bloodlines with Mario and Claude

Jonathan Rosen
Jonathan Rosen

Love it! My kids got into the chant - it's uniquely ours!


jethrono9
jethrono9

Maybe IPB doesn't want any Isles fans posting in here any longer and wouldn't care if we all posted on another blog, seems that way due to their lack of interest, or capacity to fix the problem of Knick posts on the Isles thread, that are over a year old, I would call that incompetent.

bobb
bobb

Off topic, but where are the Islanders with Brock Nelson? I thought he was arbitration eligible and the arbitration hearings were in July? Does he have until training camp to accept a contract?

puckdad99
puckdad99

@bobb 

What are the rules again on which RFAs are arbitration eligible and which aren't?

And is arbitration all or nothing, i.e., where the arbitrator must decide on either the team's offer or the player's demand? Or can the arbitrator come up with his own number in the middle somewhere?

primus
primus

Nelson is not arbitration eligible. How that is determined is either a player is in the league for 4 season or they signed their first contact after the age of 20.

Also arbitration is an all or nothing deal. Both sides, player and team, submit an offer to the arbitrator, they make a ruling, and the team must pay what is ruled. There are rules to what both sides can put as their offer but that part I'm not sure of. Hope that shed some light for you guys though.

nycisles
nycisles

To be clear, it isn't all or nothing in the sense that the arbitrator isn't bound by either proposal and can pick a number in the middle. Also, there are circumstances where the team may walk away from the ruling and the player becomes UFA.

elephant
elephant

That's so cool!  The last time I owned an EA Sports NHL game was... well it was a few years ago at least.  It's awesome to see these details being put into the games!

vegasvic
vegasvic

That's great. Let's go Islanders

puckdad99
puckdad99

Knicks Fans: GET OFF MY LAWN !

Raymond Tesar
Raymond Tesar

Do our comments end up on some basketball website?

ABCballer35
ABCballer35

WE WANT PHIL JACKSON, WE WANT PHIL JACKSON, WE WANT PHIL JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!

cj1786
cj1786

The more I think about this the more it makes perfect sense,  If in fact Jackson wants a high profile front office role, sort of like Pat Riley in Miami.  The Knicks are the perfect place. they are an attractive market with an owner who likes to spend. He's not going to look to take over a team that's already good since that wouldn't give him any credit.  And most of the current rebuilding projects aren't in a market like NY, nor do any of those teams have the cash to pay him.  

The idea is to build a winner and get all the credit for it, like Riley has in Miami.   It should be easy for a guy with his clout to lure high profile players to NY, much like Riley did with Miami.  And if they win in NY he becomes a god, more than he already is. 

Jorge Alicea
Jorge Alicea

Get this done ASAP! First step in restoring respectability back to the organization its lacked since dolan took over. NYK4LIFE!

chudogz1
chudogz1

PLEASE ACCEPT THE JOB..... if any of this is even true.... and I'm not talking about the coaching gig either!!! GO KNICKS

IAMINETROBE
IAMINETROBE

LETS DO IT OBVIOUSLY THEY NEED PROPER GUIDANCE 

rgm891
rgm891

If Phil Jackson accepts a FO role with us, party at Shesaidspikewho's house in South Florida!!!!!!!!  We will take over South Beach, sorry Lebron