Phil Jackson was introduced Tuesday as team president of the New York Knicks.
The Zen Master has won here before, done plenty of it since and says a couple of years off have left him ready to take on what might be his toughest challenge, turning the franchise into a champion again.
“It would be a capstone on the remarkable career that I’ve had,” Jackson said.
Jackson was a member of the Knicks’ title teams in 1970 and 1973, and they haven’t won since. He went on to win 11 championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.
Allan Houston welcomed his new colleague on Twitter.
Exciting day for @nyknicks..Looking forward to learning from Phil Jackson
— Allan Houston (@ALLAN_HOUSTON) March 18, 2014