NBA player-turned-coach-turned-executive Phil Jackson listed his Midtown Manhattan co-op Monday for $4.95 million, city records show.
Mr. Jackson paid $4.85 million for the two-bedroom unit in 2014, according to city records. Earlier that same year he signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the New York Knicks to be team president.
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This listing coincides with the premature end of Mr. Jackson’s tenure with the team, which was announced in June.
The seven-room apartment has 14-feet-high ceilings, a double living room with two limestone-trimmed, wood-burning fireplaces, a mahogany-paneled library, a kitchen with custom cabinetry and custom lighting.
“What impresses me most is that, although it has tremendous architectural beauty and is so grand, this apartment also gives one a tremendous sense of comfort and warmth,” said listing broker Nancy Tela, of Stribling & Associates.
Many original details remain in the apartment, such as the carved woodwork, parquet floors and stained glass transoms.
“Renovations have kept a keen eye on these irreplaceable details and carefully added modern luxury without losing the historical integrity,” Ms. Tela said.
Built in 1885, the 57th Street building is a New York City Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its lobby includes mosaics, murals, and sculptures by artists such as John La Farge, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, J.A. Holzer, and Tiffany Studios.
Mr. Jackson, 72, served as coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, winning a total of 11 titles, the most in league history. As a player, he was best known for his time with the Knicks.
He could not be reached for comment.
Curbed first reported on the listing.
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