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USA: Basketball coach Phil Jackson named as Knicks president

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March 18, 2014 at 20:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Basketball coach Phil Jackson named as Knicks president

Former basketball coach and player Phil Jackson was introduced in Madison Square Garden in New York as the new president of the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

The deal with Jackson is reportedly for five years, with a $12m (€8.6m) in base salary annually and worth as much as $15m (€10.8) per season with incentives.

Jackson, 68, played 732 games over 10 seasons for the Knicks through 1978, including winning championship rings in 1970 and 1973.

He has a record of 11 additional titles as coach of the Chicago Bulls and the LA Lakers, most recently in 2009-10 in Los Angeles.

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USA: Basketball coach Phil Jackson named as Knicks president

Former basketball coach and player Phil Jackson was introduced in Madison Square Garden in New York as the new president of the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

The deal with Jackson is reportedly for five years, with a $12m (€8.6m) in base salary annually and worth as much as $15m (€10.8) per season with incentives.

Jackson, 68, played 732 games over 10 seasons for the Knicks through 1978, including winning championship rings in 1970 and 1973.

He has a record of 11 additional titles as coach of the Chicago Bulls and the LA Lakers, most recently in 2009-10 in Los Angeles.

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