AP Source: Jackson to be introduced by Knicks

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FILE – In this June 3, 2009 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson answers question during a news conference after practice for Game 1 of the NBA final basketball series in Los Angeles. Carmelo Anthony says he has heard that 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will be “coming on board” in a leadership capacity with the New York Knicks, though cautioned that nothing is yet official. Anthony made the comments Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to reporters in Boston, where the Knicks are playing the Celtics.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

FILE – In this June 3, 2009 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson answers question during a news conference after practice for Game 1 of the NBA final basketball series in Los Angeles. Carmelo Anthony says he has heard that 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will be “coming on board” in a leadership capacity with the New York Knicks, though cautioned that nothing is yet official. Anthony made the comments Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to reporters in Boston, where the Knicks are playing the Celtics.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

FILE – At left, in a June 13, 1997, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson hoists the NBA Championship trophy aloft after the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 90-86 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. in Chicago. At center, in a June 21, 2000 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson waves to the crowd as the Lakers and thousands of their fans celebrate their NBA Championship in downtown Los Angeles. At right, in a June 16, 1996 file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson hoists the NBA championship trophy after the Bulls beat Seattle in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Carmelo Anthony says he has heard that 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will be “coming on board” in a leadership capacity with the New York Knicks, though cautioned that nothing is yet official. Anthony made the comments Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to reporters in Boston, where the Knicks are playing the Celtics. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this June 6, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson watches during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals against the Boston Celtics, in Los Angeles. Carmelo Anthony says he has heard that 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will be “coming on board” in a leadership capacity with the New York Knicks, though cautioned that nothing is yet official. Anthony made the comments Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to reporters in Boston, where the Knicks are playing the Celtics. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, FILE)

FILE – In this Dec. 29, 1974 file photo, New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson (18) goes to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Cornell Warner during an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. Carmelo Anthony says he has heard that 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will be “coming on board” in a leadership capacity with the New York Knicks, though cautioned that nothing is yet official. Anthony made the comments Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to reporters in Boston, where the Knicks are playing the Celtics. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this June 13, 1997 file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson hoists the trophy aloft after the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 90-86 in Game 6 to win the NBA championship in Chicago. Jackson will be introduced as the newest member of the New York Knicks’ front office Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday, March 14, 2014, because the Knicks would only confirm that a “major announcement” involving team executives was scheduled. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

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Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He’ll now try winning as an executive.

And this quest will take him back to where his career began.

Jackson has agreed to run the New York Knicks’ front office and will be formally introduced by the team at a news conference at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the negotiations between the 11-time champion coach and the franchise told The Associated Press on Friday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Knicks would only confirm that a “major announcement” involving team executives was scheduled. Jackson also did not make any immediate public comment, but the move had been expected for several days — and was practically confirmed earlier this week by Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who said he had heard the Hall of Fame coach was “coming on board.”

Jackson had been courted by clubs before, and fans in Los Angeles clamored for him to return to coaching not long after he left the Lakers after the 2010-11 season. He’s largely shunned limelight during this three-year break from work, during which he did things such as working on his health — arthritis pain hampered him toward the end of his coaching career — and released a book chronicling his basketball life.

Denver coach Brian Shaw, who played for Jackson and has been an assistant under him as well, said Friday that he would not be surprised to see one of his mentors take on the challenge of rebuilding the Knicks.

“I think he’s a basketball lifer, a basketball junkie,” Shaw said in Miami, where the Nuggets were playing the Heat. “I think that with all the success that he’s had, what he’s learned and his passion for the game, I think it gets boring when you do something like he’s done all his life and all of a sudden you’re kind of out of the mix. If he does do it, he’d be excited about the challenge of attacking the game from a different position.”

Jackson played his first 10 NBA seasons with the Knicks — he was there for

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