Phil Jackson out as president of New York Knicks after three tough years, according to report
The New York Knicks were 80-166 under Phil Jackson. AP

PHIL Jackson is out as president of the New York Knicks after three tough years, according to reports.

The split is expected to be announced on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), reported while Carmelo Anthony's camp was also said to have been looking into a buyout although the Knicks rejected the idea.

The Knicks never made it to the playoffs in three seasons under Jackson, who has been vocal about moving star Anthony, who has two years and nearly $55 million remaining in his contract.

[See Phil Jackson says Anthony 'better off somewhere else;' Melo fires back with cryptic post]

Jackson also still has two years on the deal he inked in 2014.

The 71-year-old 11-time champion coach also said a few days ago the Knicks are looking to move Latvian star Kristaps Porzingis, the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft.

[See Phil Jackson says Knicks entertaining offers for Porzingis: 'We have to do what's good for our club']

The Knicks went 17-65 in Jackson’s first season in charge before going 32-50 and last year posted a 31-51 win-loss mark, nowhere near the playoff places in the Eastern Conference.

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