Jackson also supposedly interested in Fisher amongst other targets.
New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson has met with Mike Dunleavy to discuss the vacant coaching role at the franchise, according to ESPN.
As confirmed in the report, Jackson met with Dunleavy on Friday morning to hold initial discussions over the possibility of replacing Mike Woodson at the franchise next season.
However, it is understood that Dunleavy is not at the top of the list but is a candidate as Jackson continues to consider his options moving forward.
The former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach is keen to add a rookie coach to the set-up within the Knicks, which will enable him to influence how the team plays using his old systems.
TNT analyst Steve Kerr was the primary target after the season ended, but the former Bulls star opted to join the Golden State Warriors instead which left Jackson with plenty to think about in terms of other potential candidates.
Meanwhile, Dunleavy has coached four NBA teams over 17 years and is also up for the Los Angeles Lakers job, but it is reported that having previously played with Jackson in the 1970s their friendship could be a significant factor in the decision.
Dunleavy last coached in the league back in 2003 to 2010 with the Los Angeles Clippers, and has often used Jackson’s beloved triangle offense which will likely become a key part of the Knicks’ make up moving forward.
Jackson has already added Lamar Odom to the Knicks roster, and speculation suggests that point guard Steve Blake could become the second former Laker to join the team this off-season.