Phil Jackson to be team president of Knicks, reports say

By Rebekah Penner ,

The New York Knicks are adding another person to their payroll. Phil Jackson, 68, has been officially hired by the Knicks to be the team president, multiple reports say.

A news conference is scheduled for 8 a.m. PDT Tuesday at Madison Square Garden for what has been described as a “major announcement,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

As previously reported, Jackson has been “seriously considering” the offer this past week, and it appears he has taken it. It is expected that Jackson will be paid $12 million a year and be in charge of the basketball operations department with the help of Steve Mills, the team’s current general manager.

Jackson left the Los Angeles Lakers after the 2010-11 season. After winning 11 titles as head coach of the Lakers and Chicago Bulls, this will be the first time Jackson has worked in a team's front office. Jackson also won NBA championships as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973.

For the past few years, Jackson has worked as a informal consultant with the Detroit Pistons.

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