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Phil-Jackson KnicksThe New York Knicks are set to announce legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson as their next president of basketball operations on Tuesday, March 18. According to reports the deal with Jackson and the Knicks is in the ballpark of $12 million a year and is the result of several weeks of negotiation.

Though the signing of Jackson as the team’s president of basketball operations may come as a disappointment to those who wanted him as the next head coach, his long resume of championship success and experience will serve as a standard for the Knicks franchise going forward.

The details of the contract are reportedly still being worked out and finalized, but Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was confident enough to tell reporters about the deal in a post game interview, saying Jackson was “coming on board.” “I still don’t have a lot of the details, all the details,” said Anthony. “Have I heard? Yea, I heard he will be coming on board, not official yet. You can always use Phil Jackson inside an organization, his philosophy, his mindset, his resume, what he brings to a team, what he brings to an organization. That goes without even saying, so we’ll see how that plays out.”

In 20 seasons as an NBA coach, Jackson compiled a 1,155-485 (.704) record, the best winning percentage among NBA coaches. He has also been named one to he 10 greets NBA coaches of all-time, having won 11 NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Since his retirement as the head coach of the Lakers in 2011 speculation about his future has been rampant, with several teams seeking his unmatched leadership and championship credentials.

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