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05-03-2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by trellaine201 View Post
Phil Jacskon joins the Pistons.

Whose next on our list? Back to respectability.
He didn't "join" the Pistons. He's helping them figure out who's gonna be their next coach. That's it. The door is still open to any full-time gigs that are being offered to him. Including the Raptors one.

Jackson's willingness to counsel Gores and Pistons president Joe Dumars as they weigh candidates to replace the ousted Lawrence Frank is an unpaid consultancy stemming from Jackson's friendship with Gores and "does not foreclose any options" with regard to the 11-time championship coach's intentions to find a new full-time NBA management job. reported earlier this week that the Toronto Raptors have ramped up their pursuit of Jackson to run their basketball operations under new Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke, another longtime Jackson associate from their days working together in Los Angeles. Jackson, meanwhile, told the San Francisco Chronicle in a recent interview that "three or four teams" have already expressed interest in him and that "none of it involves coaching."

Jackson's arrangement with the Pistons, according to sources, is an "act of friendship." Former New York Knicks and Utah Jazz executive Dave Checketts previously served as a Pistons adviser to Gores without officially joining team management.

You've got to provide links to stuff like this. It's the difference between people taking "Jackson's joining the pistons, Raptors gotta find something else." and what the situation really is.


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