James Dolan has reportedly solicited the help of Bill Bradley in negotiations with Phil Jackson and the two sides could sign a deal that earns Jackson in excess of $15 million per year, according to a source.

Jackson also has had preliminary discussions with the Knicks about owning a minority stake in the team.

Bradley won a championship with Jackson on the 1973 Knicks and is a former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate.

If Jackson joins the Knicks, Steve Mills will remain in the front office.

Jackson has been seeking a deal similar to the one Jerry West has with the Golden State Warriors in which he is an advisor. West takes approximately two trips from his home in the Los Angeles area to Oakland.

Jackson has little interest in relocating to New York on a full time basis and running the day-to-day operations of the club. Jackson's plan could include him hiring a general manager while serving as final decision maker along with Dolan.