Phil Jackson made an appearance at the New York Knicks shootaround at Staples Center this morning and had a brief discussion with All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony would not specifically say what the two spoke about. He only briefly mentioned that hey had met. "here and there, not that we sat down and talked. But we'll figure that out. I'm pretty sure we'll get together very soon."

Jackson's probably not going to make an appearance in his old stomping grounds. A source with knowledge of the situation said that he was not expected to attend, preferring instead to watch the game from his Playa Del Rey home and avoid the inevitable media spectacle. It would be great to see Phil but could also lead to some dramatic "We Want Phil" chants from the Lakers faithful due to the Lakers' struggles.

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[via ESPN NY]