Found May 03, 2013 on RealGM:
Mike Budenholzer has emerged as a candidate to become the next head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Budenholzer is currently an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs. Joe Dumar spent several hours on Wednesday meeting with Budenholzer. The Pistons have also met with Nate McMillan and also want to interview Kelvin Sampson. Budenholzer's reputation as one of the next potential NBA coaches has increased in recent years and is considered a leading candidate to replace Gregg Popovich whenever he retires.

(Photos) Tony Parker goes to the zoo

Before the San Antonio Spurs found out who they'll face in the West Semifinals (Golden State) and aside from taking in practice, Tony Parker visited the San Antonio Zoo in his spare time. From being used as a perch for birds to putting his arm in a hippo's wide-open mouth, it seems Parker has been taking it easy before the second round kicks off Monday. ...

Spurs patiently await opponent for 2nd round

The San Antonio Spurs know the playoffs require physicality, focus and teamwork. They have learned patience is needed, too. For the second consecutive postseason, San Antonio will wait at least a week between series in the Western Conference playoffs. After completing a sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers on April 28, the Spurs are awaiting the winner between Golden State and Denver...

Jackson to serve as Pistons consultant

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.

Why does Joe Dumars still have a job with the Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons have become irrelevant. That is the worse crime that a sports team can make. The entire Detroit sports fan base doesn’t seem to care about that team anymore. We see that in the empty seats at the Palace every time the Pistons play a home game, and I can prove it by [...]

Phil Jackson to consult Pistons

Phil Jackson is joining the Detroit Pistons. No, he's not going to be the new head coach, but the Zen Master will be involved in the search for the next person to fill that role. Jackson, a friend of Pistons owner Tom Gores, has agreed to advise Gores and team president Joe Dumars as they look for a replacement for Lawrence Frank, who was fired last month. Phil Jackson is...

Could Phil Jackson’s Advisory of Detroit Pistons Lead to a Front Office Future in Auburn Hills?

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...

Phil Jackson To Advise On Pistons’ Coaching Search

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...

Jackson talks series with Spurs, Parker, Popovich, and more

The Golden State Warriors haven't had much time to rest up for the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio will have had one week off from the playoffs compared to Golden State and the Spurs will look to take advantage of that. Warriors head coach Mark Jackson mentions a few things he's looking forward to and looking into the upcoming series. Jackson comments on what he'...

Video: Bowen weighs in on Denver's physicality with Curry

Former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen had a reputation as being a "dirty" player when he was in the NBA. Bowen chalked it up to simply tough defense, but he wasn't without his incidents and altercations on the court whenever a player took exception to his brand of defense. In Game 5 of the Nuggets-Warriors opening round series, Denver was accused of being...

Spurs star Bale wins writers' award

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has been voted the 2013 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association. The 23-year-old Wales international topped the poll of journalists with a narrow victory over Manchester United forward Robin van Persie, who was last year's recipient when at Arsenal . Bale's 24 goals in all competitions helped take Andre Villas-Boas'...

Well, that settles it. Brian Shaw to be next Pistons coach

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...

Phil Jackson to advise 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...

Phil Jackson helping out the Pistons

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...

Detroit Pistons bring in Phil Jackson for advisory role

Hold off the “We Want Phil” chants for now. Phil Jackson has accepted a role on an NBA team, but it’s not the Lakers. The Detroit Pistons will bring Jackson in to advise the team on its coaching search. #Pistons are brining in Phil Jackson to help advise on the coaching search, the team announced — Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) May 3, 2013 Dumars: “we feel that Phil...

Phil Jackson to serve as Pistons advisors

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Phil Jackson has agreed to help the Detroit Pistons search for a head coach. The Pistons said Thursday night that Jackson will serve as an adviser. The Pistons fired Lawrence Frank after a 29-53 season and 54-94 mark in his two seasons. Jackson left the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. The Hall of Famer has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, six with the Chicago...
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