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A crushing blow for Raptor fans as Phil Jackson has decided not to join the Raptors as president. Instead the Zen master has become a consultant for the Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars.
In late April
“Sources told ESPN.com that the Raptors — now being run by former Los Angeles-based sports mogul Tim Leiweke — regarded the Seattle group that was trying to buy the Kings as the biggest threat to preventing Jackson from seriously considering their pitch.
But now that the Kings appear poised to stay in Sacramento instead of being sold to the consortium led by Jackson fan Chris Hansen, sources say that the Raptors will be pursuing Jackson aggressively this week, believing that they rank as Jackson’s most attractive current option for a new career in management now that he can reunite with Leiweke.”
If it makes our Raptor fans feel better, Jackson is a great coach, but it still would have taken at least three more years to make the Raptors a playoff threat wit...
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Phil Jackson has drawn up plenty of plays in the past, but could there be a power play being drawn up for Jackson to eventually join the Detroit Pistons’ front office? (pascal, Flickr)
A few weeks ago, I called for a professional relationship between the Detroit Pistons and Phil Jackson based on the mutual connection shared between Jackson and team owner Tom Gores.
I ended up getting...
When Phil Jackson was hired as a consultant by the Detroit Pistons many figured that there was more to it than just being an unpaid consultant.
Some think it might be a ploy to undercut current Pistons president Joe Dumars and take over the front office role himself. The question I have is, why is Jackson helping the Pistons?
NBA TV analyst Steve Smith has the same thought...
Phil Jackson has reportedly been itching to return to the NBA in some sort of capacity that is not coaching, and it appears he has already landed his first gig. The Detroit Pistons have hired Jackson to advise president of basketball operations Joe Dumars in selecting a new head coach, according to the team’s official website.
Pistons owner Tom Gore, who is friends with the legendary...
It seems like any coaching vacancy that opens up these days is followed with the immediate thought that “hey, Phil Jackson might want to coach there.” The answer is always no, and Jackson has shown no signs of wanting to return to the bench, whether it be for a contender or the challenge of a young, undisciplined project. Jackson’s name has also been thrown around as a candidate...
Late on Thursday, news came out from Detroit Pistons that they hired Phil Jackson. Pistons fans were ready to rejoice, but then they found out that it was only as a consultant in their hiring search. Jackson is good friends with Pistons owner Tom Gores, going back to the Zen Masters’ days as the Lakers coach. Gores’ Platinum Equity home office is in California. Phil is a vast...
With the firing of head coach Lawrence Frank, there's a vacancy in the head coach position with the Detroit Pistons.
Not only have the Pistons organization recruited Phil Jackson to help them with the coaching hunt, they also have an interest on a top San Antonio Spurs assistant coach.
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer has emerged as a candidate for...
Phil Jackson has agreed to serve in an advisory capacity in the Detroit Pistons' search for a head coach.
“Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business,” owner 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...
In an unexpected move it looks like Phil Jackson has found a gig, at least for the time being. According to the Pistons, Phil will be brought in by the Detroit Pistons to assist in their coaching search.
Tom Gores, the team’s owner said that Phil will ‘serve in an advisory capacity in the franchise’s search for a head coach.’
“Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the...
"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...
The Detroit Pistons have hired Phil Jackson in an advisory role with the organization and he will assist the team in finding its next head coach.