Dennis Rodman and North Korea

Dennis Rodman returned from North Korea on Saturday, some six months after his maiden trip to the isolated and authoritarian regime, with promises of a major announcement to come. The big news that Rodman

broke in a Monday morning press conference in New York? There'll be a

third trip to Pyongyang in his future, and he's apparently got his

sights set on a longer-term, more significant basketball-based

relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could include a new title for the Hall of Famer and rebounding legend: "Coach."
Dan Devine

This undated publicity image released by HBO shows former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman, right, with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at a basketball game from an episode of the documentary series "Vice." The season final episode will air on on June 14 at 11 p.m. EST on HBO. (AP Photo/Vice.com via HBO)

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the media during a news conference in New York, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Rodman is going back to North Korea, and he says he will bring a team of former NBA players with him. Days after returning from his second trip to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Rodman announced plans to stage two exhibition games there in January. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman, left, shows a photo of him with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upon arriving at the Beijing capital airport in Beijing, China, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Rodman left North Korea Saturday, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls for him to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman, center, talks to journalists upon arriving at the Beijing capital airport in Beijing, China, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Rodman left North Korea Saturday, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls for him to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman waits to leave in a car upon arriving at the Beijing capital airport in Beijing, China, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Rodman left North Korea Saturday, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls for him to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

ormer NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks to the media at the Pyongyang Airport before he leaves North Korea Friday, March 1, 2013. Rodman hung out with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during his improbable journey to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later drinking and dining on sushi with him.(AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman, center, gestures as he reacts to a question about American citizen Kenneth Bae who remains imprisoned in North Korean, at the Beijing capital airport in Beijing, China, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Rodman left North Korea Saturday, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls for him to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

In this image from video, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, left, is greeted by Son Kwang Ho, vice-chairman of North Korea's Olympic Committee, at Pyongyang airport, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Rodman landed Tuesday in North Korea and said he plans to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and maybe bridge some cultural gaps but not be a diplomat. (AP Photo/AP Video)

In this image released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed by the Korea News Service, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, second right in front row, visits a dolphin aquarium in Pyongyang in North Korea Friday, March 1, 2013. Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders." (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, center right, signs his autograph for a woman at the Pyongyang Airport before he leaves North Korea Friday, March 1, 2013. Rodman hung out with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during his improbable journey to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later drinking and dining on sushi with him.(AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman, center, answers to reporters' questions at a hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Rodman left North Korea Saturday after a five-day trip during which he met leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Journalists surround basketball star Dennis Rodman at the departure hall of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Rodman is heading to North Korea for the second time this year for what he says is a friendly visit to his friend, the communist nation's leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)