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 with the amount of talent the Knicks, Nets, and Celtics have on their rosters currently But the off-season’s not over yet so keep your head up.
Go watch the new Jurassic Park 3D, at least you can see the Raptors kicking butt in something until next season.