Found May 03, 2013 on Detroit4lyfe:
PLAYERS: Joe Dumars
TEAMS: Detroit Pistons
Um, amazing:  "Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business," Tom Gores said. "We are thrilled to have him as an adviser as we make some very important decisions for this franchise. Joe (Dumars) and I discussed this and he and I are in full agreement that this is a great opportunity."   What will his role be exactly? One of Gores' dudes has some insight: "Phil Jackson and Tom Gores are friends," said Mark Barnhill, a partner in Platinum Equity, Gores’ California-based private equity firm. "Based on that relationship, Phil has agreed to provide advice and counsel on the coaching search and immediate basketball needs. He will be in Detroit next week as a resource to Joe Dumars, who is leading the search. "Phil’s role is to advise Joe, Tom and the ownership team, not to assume a formal position inside the Pistons organization," Barnhill said. So much penetration and kickouts.
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