So the NBA is concerned about a "conflict" because of the relationship between Jeannie Buss (Lakers' team President) and Phil jackson since he has become a Knicks' exec.
Gee, I wonder where all that concern about conflicts was a few years ago when the league, under pressure from other owners to protect those owners' interests, vetoed the Lakers trade for Chris Paul under the pretense of, "basketball reasons". The league, at the time, were the owners of the (then) New Orleans franchise.
Of course. The rules apply to everyone except the people who make them.