When Phil Jackson looks to hire a new head coach of the New York Knicks, he'll need to pursue candidates who can establish a strong team culture.
That was one of Jackson's greatest accomplishments with both the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, and it was a key to his 11 championships as a coach. After all, shouldn't his first question in finding a new Knicks leader be What Would Phil Do?
There has never been anyone else quite like him on an NBA sideline, but he can still seek out someone with a structured vision for how the team should operate on the court and how the personnel should coexist in the locker room.
As of right now, Mike Woodson is still charged with leading New York into the future, but in the event Jackson parts ways with him after a 37-45 season, the Knicks president's search could take him in any number of directions.