Luke Walton said that he spoke with Phil Jackson about accepting a coaching position with the New York Knicks while Jackson was courting Steve Kerr.

But Walton said he hasn't talked to Jackson since Kerr turned down the Knicks and accepted a head coaching position with the Golden State Warriors.

Jackson has, however, told Walton, an ex-Laker, that he'd make a "great coach someday."

"I've talked to Phil a bunch; thought about different things and I've talked to him in the past about coaching," Walton said Friday during an interview on ESPN Radio's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd." "He's told me he thinks that I'll be a great coach someday."

Walton said Friday that Jackson also asked him "if I'd be interested in moving out to New York ... but I think that was before Steve Kerr got the job in Golden State. I haven't talked to Phil since all of that happened."

Since Kerr decided to go to Golden State, Jackson has zeroed in on Derek Fisher as the Knicks' next coach. Jackson and Fisher talked briefly on Wednesday and are expected to talk again next week.