Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are reportedly in contact with former Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen about joining the organization in the near future.
As reported by the New York Post, representatives from the New York franchise were in discussion with Pippen for over 15 minutes during the NBA Combine in Chicago today with the topic of conversation believed to be an offer of employment.
The Knicks are currently searching for a new head coach to replace Mike Woodson next season and were dealt a blow earlier this week when favorite for the job, and Pippen's former Bulls teammate, Steve Kerr opted to join the Golden State Warriors.
However, it does not look like the Knicks are looking to give Pippen the reigns with a role as assistant coach instead seen as most likely should the six-time NBA champion end up in New York.
Pippen refused to comment on the speculation Thursday but it will excite any NBA fan to image the now 48-year-old reuniting with the coach who led him to so much success during the 1990s:
"I'm not going to say whether I'm interested or not until it happens," he told the Post when asked of Phil Jackson's interest.
As for who will take up the top job for the Knicks speculation continues, with the latest name to be thrown into the ring being former Warriors head coach Mike Jackson.