News

AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks

AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks

Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Phil Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks’ front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Knicks would only confirm that a “major announcement” involving team executives was scheduled.

The move had been expected for several days, with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony saying earlier in the week that he was told Jackson would be “coming on board” with the team. Jackson will likely have complete control of the team’s basketball operations.

Jackson played for the Knicks’ last NBA championship team in 1973. He has been out of the league and largely out of the public eye since 2011, when he ended his coaching stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.

___

AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney contributed to this report.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

tomcruise

A look back on some of the most memorable moments in Hollywood history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Evil clown returns for “Poltergeist” reboot

18-overlay4

Just when you felt it was safe to look under the bed, we're given another "Poltergeist" movie.

in Sports

Brewers’ Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith (13) is ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves for allegedly using pine tar, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta.

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has been suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta.

Bellingham Traffic