"To have one of the greatest ever sitting on the sidelines is a loss for the league. The league needs him. I hope he lands with some organization."
Magic Johnson wishes that organization was the Los Angeles Lakers.
The former Lakers great tweeted Wednesday that L.A. "needs" Jackson:
I love Jim & Jeanie Buss, but we need Phil Jackson to be the face of our great organization, the Los Angeles Lakers.- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 12, 2014
Kobe Bryant is the face of the Lakers' team. Who is the face of the Lakers' organization?- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 12, 2014
In signing Phil Jackson Owner Jim Dolan & Steve Mills are saying to the Knicks fans, they're ready to win now!- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 12, 2014
ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley, ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne and The Associated Press contributed to this report.