Phil Jackson flirted (briefly) with Orlando, which means he is at least interested in a new job. He also said there is a team “in the west” that might interest him - might have been OKC Scotty Brooks who didn’t have an extension at the time Phil said that. Or the Clippers, so he could shove it up the back side of the young Buss, but that might (?) cause a problem with Jeanie Buss. [insert lewd comment here]
Such a Cool Soap Opera!
Back to Phil . . .
Reasons he would never come to Portland:
We aren’t a big glitzy market.
We can’t promise a 12th ring which would diminish the legacy and prove the naysayers that he only won because of MJ/Pip and Shaq/Kobe.
Reasons why he would come to Portland:
Phil has a lot of money. Folks with money want more. Paul Allen has more.
PDX is closer to Jeanie than Montana.
Phil wants to prove he can win without MJ or Kobe. He would then be considered the greatest coach of all time.
Geniuses think they will never fail.
My prediction: If the Blazers had a coach in mind, they’d have already hired him. Phil is waiting to see if we get Hibbert and hang on to Batum. We’ll do both, and Phil will hire Shaw and Pippen as assistant coaches.