Phil Jackson conceded the chances of him returning to coaching are slim.
"Sometimes I feel I can still get out there and do it but the reality is I'm kidding myself," Jackson said on Wednesday.
Jackson said he returned for one final year with the Los Angeles in 2010-11 as a favor to the late Dr. Jerry Buss.
"When I was done I knew I was done -- physically it was over," he said. "Even though after I got a knee replacement and a prostatectomy in the last year and a half."
Jackson reiterated that he's open to the idea of helping to shape an organization in the front office.
"[The Lakers are] going through crisis and if they ask me to come and sit and just listen to what's going on, I'm willing to do that," he said. "As of right now there's not a position that's open there, in which to have an influence -- so I understand that."