Wow, can you believe it’s been months without a Phil Jackson comeback rumor? Well, that all ends today.
The former coach of the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers is reportedly “itching” to make a comeback.
But Jackson may not be looking for a coaching job. According to ESPN, the former coach is looking for a management position. Jackson isn’t looking at any specific team yet but he’s opened the door to let team’s approach him during the off-season.
Jackson is the most decorated coach in NBA history. He’s won 11 NBA championships and has the highest winning percentage of any coach in NBA history (.701).
Jackson hasn’t held a prominent position in the front office of an NBA team but that probably won’t be a deterring factor this off-season.
Last year, Jackson was highly recruited by just about every team with a coaching vacancy despite the fact that he was retired. Jackson nearly agreed to return with the Los Angeles Lakers but the team ended up hiring Mike D’Antoni.
After that, Jackson said that “has no intention of ever coaching again.”
Jackson retired after the 2010-11 season but he’s reportedly “itching” to get back to work.
The former coach may be open to the idea of a comeback but NBA fans shouldn’t expect Phil to take just any job. If Phil Jackson does make a comeback, he’s going to sign with a team that has deep pockets and championship potential.
Do you think Phil Jackson will make a comeback?