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Phil Jackson is prepared to listen to a pitch from the Toronto Raptors about taking a lead role in their basketball operations, but a source says that he wants to listen to options from other teams as well.
Jackson would prefer an advisory role similar to Jerry West's current position with the Golden State Warriors rather than a more active role similar to Pat Riley with the Miami Heat.
Multiple sources doubt whether Jackson would be satisfied by a position with the Raptors. A similar position with the Charlotte Bobcats was not initially appealing to Jackson.
Jackson would seek a situation where he can hire a head coach that would implement his vision.
Speculation that Jackson could end up with the Raptors increased with the hiring of Tim Leiweke, former CEO of AEG.
"He's very well-connected in the league and he has to rebuild that franchise," a league source said of Leiweke. "... He's about championships. They didn't just bring him in there to mind th...
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Earlier this month, a report surfaced that indicated Phil Jackson is anxious to return to the NBA next season in some sort of capacity that may not be coaching. As you might expect, several teams have already expressed interest in bringing Jackson on board. However, it may surprise you to hear that the Toronto Raptors are believed to be a frontrunner. According to ESPN.com, the Raptors...
Could the Zen Master be moving north of the border?
According to a report by ESPN, former Bulls and Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is being targeted by the Toronto Raptors, who want to bring the 11-time NBA champion on board as team president. Former AEG chief Tim Lieweke, who now runs the Raptors, a major player in building Staples Center, is still close to Jackson from their time...
While most of us are slaving over a computer or a hot stove, Toronto Raptors forward Quincy Acy is currently on vacation in Cabo San Lucas.
During one his vacation days, Acy decided to take part in dolphin riding and clearly from the below photo that he posted to his Instagram account, he’s still learning to train his dolphin:
Quincy Acy went on a dolphin ride [Deadspin]
Tim Leiweke doesn't officially begin his tenure as president of the Toronto Raptors until June 30, but he will have influence over the MLSE board's decision on whether to pick up Bryan Colangelo's contract option for the 13-14 NBA season at a mid-May meeting.
It had been assumed that the Raptors would give Colangelo and Dwane Casey one more season to produce better results...
Ah classic Raptors.
The season is over, the damage has been done and now it is time to stir up rumours to get fans excited again.
I mean, season tickets for next year are on sale soon I bet?
This whole story about Phil Jackson coming to the Raptors to be the President or white light, is so overblown. It was only last summer that the same kind of crazy story took over most of Canada...
Earlier this month we reported on rumors that Phil Jackson was interested in returning to the NBA in a front office capacity.
According to ESPN.com the Toronto Raptors are set to make a hard push at Jackson to try and hire him as their team president.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Raptors who are run by former Los Angeles-based sports mogul Tim Leiweke, believe that the friendship...
Legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson is exploring front office options, and he will be listening to the Toronto Raptors' pitch.