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Carmelo Anthony might delay free agency per Phil Jackson’s request

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony left passes ball past Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustduring first half NBA basketball game Sunday April

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, passes the ball past Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustin during the first half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014 in New York. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 100-89. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Phil Jackson says he has talked to Carmelo Anthony about postponing free agency, and the All-Star forward responded that he’ll think about it.

Anthony can opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and has repeatedly said that was his plan. But they met recently and Jackson says he told Anthony that “it might be a good idea to hang in here and see what it’s like for a year.”

Jackson is also still looking for a coach after candidate Steve Kerr took the Golden State job. Jackson says he has been doing some interviews. He also indicated he’s interested in talking to Derek Fisher, who played for him in Los Angeles, after Oklahoma City’s season is finished.

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