Phil Jackson has become more interested in returning to the NBA, either as a coach or in a front office capacity, according to sources.
Jackson is intrigued by a management position for the first time in his career.
Jackson is "itching" to return, according to a source. He last coached the Los Angeles Lakers two seasons ago.
It remains to be seen what sort of opportunity Jackson might have in the league, the sources stressed.
Jackson has been linked to a possible role with Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer if the Kings relocate to Seattle.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have previously been interested in Jackson and are said to be considering firing Byron Scott.