Since accepting the position as the Knicks President of Basketball Operations, Phil Jackson has been seen taking in several of the team’s games.  He’s also used the opportunity to have informal meetings with some of his former players.

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During the Knicks game against the Lakers in Los Angeles, Jackson met with former Laker & Knick, Metta World Peace.  MWP was bought out by the Knicks after several injuries and issues with playing time.  He reportedly wants to come back to the team but it’s unclear what he and Jackson discussed.

Phil also met with another former player and native New Yorker, Lamar Odom.

via Marc Berman of the New York Post:

For a second time, Phil Jackson met with a former Laker at halftime during a game as Knicks president. This time, it was a sit-down with Lamar Odom during Wednesday’s Knicks-Nets game.

The troubled Odom, 34, is sitting out this season after being arrested over the summer on a DUI charge and spending some time in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. He played last season with the Clippers and met with them in November but never signed. He played five seasons for Jackson with the Lakers, winning two titles. …

Jackson has admitted to being on “a talent hunt’’ and could look at former players familiar with the triangle offense.