Found June 06, 2012 on
Phil Jackson may be trying to work his magic in Orlando very soon. SI.com reports that the former NBA head coach is still interested in a job with the Orlando Magic where he would serve as the top personnel person for the Magic. This actually challenges an Orlando Sentinel report from a little less than a week ago that stated Jackson no longer had interest in the position. If Jackson were to get the job, he would reportedly work remotely from Los Angeles where he currently lives. Sam Vincent, who played for the Bulls when Jackson was an assistant in...
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Phil Jackson's agents and an Orlando Magic source Wednesday both denied the former Lakers and Bulls coach had made contact about a potential front-office role with the organization, NBA.com reported.
Sports Illustrated had reported that a proposal was submitted by former Bulls player Sam Vincent on Tuesday.
But, according to the agents, he had no authorization to speak on the...
Representatives for Phil Jackson submitted a new proposal to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday for the 11-time NBA championship-winning coach to run the team.
It was reported last week that Jackson had decided against pursuing a role with the coachless team's front office.
But according to a Sports Illustrated report early Wednesday, which cited sources, the discussions are still...
Let’s do a quick recap, shall we?
In the past couple of months, here’s how loyal Dwight Howard has been:
- He demanded that Stan Van Gundy be fired
- He waived his opt-out clause only because he didn’t want to be traded to the Lakers
- He sat out the playoffs because he no longer wanted to play for Stan Van Gundy
- He has plans to ask for a trade in the offseason
- He singlehandedly...
The Magic are quickly hurtling toward a flashpoint in their franchise's history as the Dwight Howard saga will get a final resolution this offseason. That is what team President Alex Martins has alluded to since the Magic's elimination from the postseason, vowing the team would not go through the ordeal and turmoil it went through in 2012.
He fired Stan Van Gundy and Otis...
Though the rumors of Phil Jackson returning to New York to coach have ceased with Mike Woodson formally signing a contract extension, that hasn't stopped Jackson's name from being attached to the other notable open positions in the NBA.The Orlando Magic were clearly frustrated by the fallout between Dwight Howard and former coach Stan Van Gundy, as well as the team's...
Let’s face it, the Orlando Magic need a big splashy hires to replace Jeff Van Gundy and Otis Smith if they hope to have any chance of keeping Dwight Howard. And there would be no bigger splashy hire than bringing in Phil Jackson to run the team.
There was said to be interest on both sides, but the ship seemed to have sailed last week when the Orlando Sentinel reported that Phil...
Both the agents for Phil Jackson and an Orlando Magic source denied Wednesday any contact between the parties about a role in the front office.
Silence can be an organization's biggest weapon, and one of its biggest risks.
Magic fans are growing frustrated with this longer-than-expected process to hire a new GM and you knew it would not take long for something crazy to jump into the fold without much backing. All the while, Orlando has remained silent, unable and unwilling to comment on a search that is ongoing.
The Magic are still hunting for a GM, look for a brief update on that later today over at Crossover Chronicles, and there appears to be no leader.
One rumor just will not die though. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Sam Vincent is preparing to present another plan to Magic brass that would put Phil Jackson in some role with the franchise:
According to the sources...
With Phil Jackson working remotely, Sam Vincent would operate the front office, while Brian Shaw would be head coach with Scottie Pippen as lead assistant.