Unless Carroll was sitting in on the talks between Knicks owner James Dolan and 11-time NBA Championship coach, that's all it was — talk.
Although The New York Post reported Jackson gave the Knicks a verbal commitment on Saturday, the team still will not comment on Jackson's status.
Congrats to Phil Jackson on his new role with the Knicks! It's good to have him back in the NBA!
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) March 11, 2014
But, to Carroll's credit, it looks like a done deal.