Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/3/13
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 wealth of basketball knowledge, and any information he can provide to Gores and GM Joe Dumars would be priceless. Of course, that doesn’t bode well for Dumars and his decision process. According to reports, the Pistons have interviewed former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan and interim Suns head coach Lindsay Hunter. There are reports that they want to interview others, with former Jackson player and assistant coach, Brian Shaw. Shaw was an assistant under Jackson when the Lakers appeared in four NBA Finals, winning two of them. His name has been mentioned for multiple coaching jobs the past couple of seasons, but has yet to land that gig. He has spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Indiana Pacers under Frank Vogel. It only makes logical sense for Shaw [...]
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