Cleveland Cavaliers want Phil Jackson to be their new head coach

The Cavaliers are reaching out to Phil Jackson, who most likely has zero interest

4/22/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

April 28, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson against the New Orleans Hornets during the first quarter in game six of the first round of the 2011 NBA playoffs at the New Orleans Arena.   Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe Cavaliers are one of many teams who would love to have legendary head coach Phil Jackson at the helm.

Why wouldn't they? In fact, aside from a few teams out there who already have great coaches, why wouldn't any team want Phil Jackson?

The Cavaliers have taken the next step, however, and have contacted Jackson and inquired about his interest.

Jackson, on the other hand, most likely has zero interest whatsoever in coaching the Cavaliers.

The Cavs finished this year with a 24-58 record, the 3rd worst in the entire NBA. They'll pick up a nice player in the draft, most likely, but they're still not a winning team.

Do you remember the last time Phil Jackson coached a losing team? Of course not, because it has never happened.

The Cavaliers are a few years away from being a team that someone like Phil Jackson would have any interest in whatsoever. And it's unlikely that Jackson will ever coach again. The chances of him coaching a bad team are virtually zero.

The Cavaliers have also contacted former coach Mike Brown, and I believe that's a much more realistic option for them.

The Nets and Kings (if they move to Seattle) are other teams that might be interested in Jackson, but honestly, I just don't see it happening. If he returns to coaching, I think it would be for either the Lakers or the Heat. What do you think?
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