Phil Jackson Reportedly Turned Down the New York Knicks

The New York Knicks’ coaching situation is a nightmare, so it’s not entirely surprising that they recently approached Phil Jackson about saving their behinds (according to a report). The Zen Master apparently told the floundering Knickerbockers thanks, but no thanks. Per ESPN:

New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills met about two weeks ago with Phil Jackson about the possibility of Jackson becoming the team’s next coach, sources said.

The sources said that Jackson, 68, told the Knicks that he was not interested in the position at this time.

The Knicks, who snapped a seven-game losing streak with a win over Minnesota on Wednesday, continue to struggle under coach Mike Woodson. They are 18 games under .500 and 5½ games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.