Phil Jackson Enjoying His Knicks Reunion so Much, He’s Planning Long-Term Stay

December 15th, 2016 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

PHOENIX — He truly enjoys living in New York.

He truly is committed to the Knicks.

So midway through his five-year contract as Knicks president, Phil Jackson isn't expected to go anywhere.

As much as Jackson's late-in-life return to his original franchise has been questioned from every angle, he has found a level of comfort with his new job and environs.

Jackson fully intends to finish the two years after this season on his Knicks contract, according to NBA sources. Despite all the attention on his opt-out clause in 2017, he might even want to do a new deal that starts in 2019.

Jackson's competitive fire is fully aflame now that the Knicks are on the upswing—they are 14-11 and have won 11 of their past 16 games entering Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors—but it's more than just feeling better about his work.

Jackson has settled into life away from Los Angeles and fiancee Jeanie Buss, exploring the varied non-basketball interests to which New York caters. Jackson is connecting over lively card games or stimulating dinner conversations with friends ...

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