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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Phil Jackson reportedly will consider Luke Walton, Tyronn Lue and Derek Fisher for Knicks coach

Phil JacksonPhil Jackson finds himself in a new position after being turned down by Steve Kerr: looking into Plan B.

The New York Knicks need a new coach and the team’s $12 million a year president is casting a wide net for his options to replace Mike Woodson. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, Phil is considering a combination of his former players and coaching associates for the position.

They say Jackson is looking at his former players Luke Walton and Tyronn Lue, who are already coaches. He will also look at Derek Fisher in the case that the Oklahoma City Thunder guard retires.

Jackson will also reportedly look at former coaching associates Kurt Rambis, Jim Cleamons, Bill Cartwright and Frank Hamblen. Current Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is another person Jackson reportedly is looking at.

Shoot, if Jackson just planned to look through all his cronies, the Knicks would have been better off saving the $12 million for Phil and just hiring a search firm for $200k.



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