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Phil Jackson Has Talked To 3-4 Teams About Front Office Role

Phil Jackson is interested in returning to work with an NBA team, only this time in a front office capacity.

"I've had some talks with people and 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," said Jackson. "None of it involves coaching. ... There are three or four teams that have been interested."

Jackson last coached the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA Playoffs.

Jackson said he would be interested in a developing team "where you'd have the influence in (selecting the) coaching staff and the kind of culture that goes along with it. It goes all the way down to - not down to, but includes - trainers and the people who are doing the hands-on work with players, that have to be really embedded with how you put a team together. ... The support group is important; guys who get an opportunity to hear and talk and influence the players.

"It would be a real opportunity to implant the game, a culture that I believe in - that's the intriguing part."

Via Scott Ostler/San Francisco Chronicle
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