Phil Jackson Makes Move, Lakers Don't Yet
April 24, 2014
By Mitch Chortkoff
The Knicks didn’t make the playoffs and needed a change in direction. As the new man in charge Jackson acted quickly.
Had he been given the same position with the Lakers Mike D’Antoni would most likely have been fired by now.
Instead, the Knicks are moving toward hiring someone with a background in the Triangle Offense, which brought championships during Jackson’s coaching career.
The most likely candidate is Steve Kerr, who played on three of Jackson’s teams with the Chicago Bulls. Kerr has worked in the front office but appears to returning to the basketball court.