Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/14/12
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You've got to give the Trail Blazers management some credit -- the front office appears to be giving its all when it comes to finding a marquee coach. Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan turned down the Blazers on Thursday, but he's not the only big name Portland was chasing. The Trail Blazers were reportedly in "back-and-forth discussions" with NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson, according to Chris Haynes of Comcast Sportsnet Northwest. Jackson, who has won 11 NBA titles with the Bulls and Lakers over the last two decades, had discussions with Portland about the head coaching job "for the...
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