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Stackhouse will meet with Phil Jackson

5/6/2014

Former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse says he will meet with Phil Jackson to talk about a possible position in the Knicks organization.

Jackson said on "The Anthony Donahue Show" on Monday night that he expected to meet with Jackson this week. He said he wasn't sure if Jackson would offer him a job.

Stackhouse, an 18-year veteran who last played in 2012-13, expressed an interest in coaching during his interview with Donahue.

"I'd love to coach. The pro level is where I think I'd be best," Stackhouse said. "I know what I didn't want to play against so I think I'm a better defensive coach than an offensive coach."

Steve Kerr is the odds-on favorite to coach the Knicks. He has a strong relationship with Jackson and has met with the Knicks president to talk about the job.

Cartwright talks Knicks' gig: Bill Cartwright is another candidate for a position on the Knicks' bench.

He talked to Jackson about taking a position late last week.

"I’ve been in contact with Phil and hopefully that works out the right way," Cartwright said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "I’m a big believer. In my life I’m kind of guided to where I’m supposed to be and if I’m supposed to be there, I’ll be there."

Kerr likes Hardaway Jr.: We know that there's at least one Knick who will be in good standing if Kerr takes the Knicks' job. Kerr is clearly a fan of Tim Hardaway Jr. He voted for Hardaway Jr. on his NBA Rookie of the Year ballot. It was Hardaway Jr.'s lone first-place vote. Philly's Michael Carter-Williams won the award. ... Carmelo Anthony finished 14th in MVP voting, receiving one fourth-place vote and one fifth-place vote.

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