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Phil Jackson’s agent issued a statement Monday to deny a report saying the former Los Angeles Lakers coach was asked to lead the UCLA coaching search.
The Los Angeles Times’ T.J. Simers reported Saturday that after the Bruins were turned down by Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens, UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero contacted Jackson’s representative to talk about having the championship coach lead the search for a new UCLA basketball coach. Simers says Jackson was agreeable, so Guerrero reportedly was planning to have a press conference to announce that Jackson would be involved with the search. Guerrero reportedly was planning to have Jackson later meet with recruits to help the new coach.
According to Simers, Guerrero told Jackson’s rep he would take the weekend before putting the deal together. UCLA announced the hiring of Steve Alford on Saturday, which would suggest that Jackson missed out on another opportunity while being left in flux.
Jackson’s agents, Todd and Brian Musburger...
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