After the Knicks lost out on Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson is reaching deep into his bag of tricks again. Who knows what direction he will go next. What we do know is that he’s rumored to be interested in just about every former Lakers player.
In a new development, he may be interested in one of his former Bulls players as well. According to the New York Post, the Knicks spoke to Scottie Pippen.
Knicks GM Steve Mills huddled with Scottie Pippen for about 15 minutes Thursday at the draft combine to gauge the legendary Bull’s interest in potentially working for the organization in some capacity, possibly as an assistant coach, according to an NBA source.
When asked by The Post about potentially working with Jackson, Pippen said, “I haven’t talked to Phil. I have to wait until that time comes. Right now nothing’s out there. I’m not going to say whether I’m interested or not until it happens.’’
Scottie is currently an advisor with the Bulls and it would be nothing short of blashemous for him to work for the Knicks. But stranger things have happened. And doesn’t Phil have any connections with guys who didn’t play for him?