Phil Jackson Rumors
“Phil says a lot of things, man,” Anthony said. “Phil says a lot of things. It really wasn’t a conversation,’’ Anthony added. “Phil sent me a text that said: ‘Just try to enjoy the weekend.’ He’s glad to see me here now. I can enjoy it more than I could enjoy it last year. Take advantage of the moment and enjoy it. It was a one-way conversation.’’
Phil Jackson’s opt-out clause with the Knicks doesn’t kick in until after the 2016-17 season and the Zenmaster “doesn’t have one foot out the door,” a person close to Jackson told SNY.tv. “He’s totally committed, that’s the type of person he is,” the person said. “He’s totally committed to the Knicks until he’s not with the Knicks anymore. He doesn’t have one foot out the door or anyting like that. He bought a multi-million dollar apartment in New York, he didn’t rent it.”
Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton will be a hot commodity this offseason and is near the top of Knicks president Phil Jackson’s wish list as the team’s next coach. One drawback, however, is needing to wait until June before a club can make its pitch, with the Warriors expected to romp to The Finals again. The other drawback is Jackson will have plenty of company — with the Lakers, Suns, Rockets and Kings also likely to show interest, according to sources.