Knicks president Isiah Thomas isn't the only NBA executive who needs to hire a new coach. And he isn't the only one who wants to make a run at Phil Jackson.
Thomas will meet with Jackson, who's won nine NBA championships, sometime in the next 10 days.
Jackson had intimated before Lenny Wilkens' resignation in January that he would be interested in coaching the Knicks, the team for which he played in the late 1960s through much of the 1970s.
Thomas said Thursday he wouldn't have a problem working in concert with Jackson, who coached the Chicago Bulls in the early '90s when Thomas and the Detroit Pistons were their biggest rivals.
"I can work with anybody that wants to win," Thomas said.
The Knicks, Lakers, Timberwolves, and Cavaliers are all considered to be interested in hiring Jackson.