Knicks Team President Jackson Won't Coach Team

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd April SportsNew York KnicksPhil Jackson
The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won't be returning to the bench, despite the fact that even fiancee Jeanie Buss told him he should. But Jackson says his body isn't up to doing the job. He retired from coaching in 2011 after winning an NBA-record 11 titles. So the new team president says he's looking for a leader with the personality and charisma to succeed in New York. He hopes to talk with Steve Kerr, the TNT analyst frequently mentioned as the leading candidate, sometime within the next month.

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