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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 a friend and one of the best minds in the business, Gores told the team website. We are thrilled to have him as an adviser as we make some very important decisions for this franchise.
"Joe and I discussed this, and he and I are in full agreement that this is a great opportunity.
Jackson won 11 championships as a coach -- six with Chicago and five with the Lakers -- and engaged in several dramatic series against the Pistons. Like Dumars, he also won two rings as a player, helping the Knicks to championships in 1970 and 1973.
Tom and I discussed using a consultant as part of our decision-making process in our search for a head coach, and we feel that Phil Jackson is a great resource to use, Dumars said. I look forward to talking with Phil next week.
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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.
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