Phil Jackson Speaks to 3/4 Teams About Front-Office Jobs in the NBA

Updated: April 26, 2013

Phil Jackson is going to be a hot commodity this offseason and the rumors are flying already as a report from the San Francisco Chronicle tells that he has already spoken to a few teams about his options.

The Brooklyn Nets may have been one of those few teams that Jackson spoke to as right after that article came out in the SF Chronicle the Nets leaked word that current GM Billy King was getting an extension from Brooklyn.

Reading the tea leaves tells me that maybe the Nets were not a good fit for Jackson and maybe Mikhail Prokhorov spoke to Jackson recently when he was in the states watching the first two Nets playoff games and didn’t like the Jackson to Brooklyn scenario.

Just a guess but the timing is peculiar with the King extension so it leaves one to wonder.

[quote_simple]San Fran Chronicle: reports “I’ve had some talks with people,’ Jackson said, ‘and there are some interesting situations that are presenting themselves, but I really haven’t made up my mind yet what I’m going to do. None of it involves coaching. … There are three or four teams that have been interested.’

Jackson also said he would be interested in a developing team ‘where you’d have the influence in (selecting the) coaching staff and the kind of culture that goes along with it. It goes all the way down to – not down to, but includes – trainers and the people who are doing the hands-on work with players, that have to be really embedded with how you put a team together. … The support group is important; guys who get an opportunity to hear and talk and influence the players. It would be a real opportunity to implant the game, a culture that I believe in – that’s the intriguing part.’

Jackson said there is no timeline and that an offer ‘really has to grab’ him. ‘I’ve been fortunate in my life to have things just kind of come out of a backdrop and present themselves to me, challenges or issues, and that’s what’s got to happen here, that I think really makes a difference for me, then I’ll say, ‘This is the right one,’ he said.[/quote_simple]


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