Toronto Raptors Are Pursuing Phil Jackson

4/30/13 in NBA   |   aaronjchung   |   264 respect

Blog Photo - Toronto Raptors Are Pursuing Phil JacksonThe Toronto Raptors are hotly pursuing Phil Jackson to be their new president.  Jackson has a close relationship with Tim Leiweke, former AEG operator, who now runs the Raptors organization. 

Last week, however, Jackson told reporters that "There are some interesting situations that are presenting themselves, but I really haven't made up my mind yet what I'm going to do.”   
 
One thing is for sure, Jackson would like to be a part of an organization "where you'd have the influence in [selecting the] coaching staff and the kind of culture that goes along with it."  Jackson doesn’t want some control, he wants a lot of control over an organization, if he is going to be a part of one. 
 
Therefore, it appears as though, Jackson no longer wants to coach, but wants to return to the NBA in more of a front office position.  A position, as important as coaching a team.
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