Carmelo Anthony confirmed Phil Jackson will join the Knicks imminently, but said, until he speaks with Jackson, his hiring will have no impact on whether he remains in a Knicks uniform. “I don’t think it’ll have an effect on me as far what I’m thinking,’’ Anthony said. “I haven’t talked to Phil yet, just to get his insight on a lot of things, what’s his plan, what’s his future plan.” Despite praise that Jackson’s “insight and knowledge’’ will benefit the franchise, Anthony said the most important thing he wants to hear from the Zen Master is a plan for the future. Anthony said he has never have had a conversation with Jackson. The Post reported in Wednesday’s editions Jackson has an agreement in principle to lead the Knicks’ basketball operations and will receive the title of president — with the last details of the pact being finalized by attorneys. “I still don’t have all the details,’’ Anthony said at TD North Garden on Wednesday morning as the Knicks prepared to face the Celtics. “I heard he will be coming aboard. It’s not official yet. You can always use Phil Jackson’s insight on whatever — his philosophy, his mind-set, his résumé, what he brings to a team, organization — that goes without even saying.’’ Anthony, set to become a free agent after the season, said he thinks Jackson has the skill set to build a winner. “You can’t take for granted what he knows about basketball, whether he’s on the sideline or in the front office,’’ Anthony said. “I’m pretty sure he’ll try his best to do what he has to do to build a championship here, a championship team, put guys together. He knows how to put guys together, a team together.’’ There’s also a question whether Jackson wants to keep Anthony. Jackson made critical remarks about him in a 2012 interview on HBO’s “Real Sports.” Jackson had called the Knicks’ roster “clumsy,” referring to Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire being a bad mix and saying Melo needs to pass the ball more. All along, owner James Dolan’s plan has been to build around Anthony.
Carmelo: Knicks have told me Jackson’s coming aboard
New York Post | Mar 13