It looks like Phil Jackson has found a job, at least for the time being. According to the Pistons, Phil will be brought in by the Detroit Pistons to assist in their coaching search.
Tom Gores, the team’s owner said that Phil will ‘serve in an advisory capacity in the franchise’s search for a head coach.’
“Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business,” Gores said. “We are thrilled to have him as an adviser as we make some very important decisions for this franchise. Joe (Dumars) and I discussed this and he and I are in full agreement that this is a great opportunity.”
A spokesman for Gores indicated that this is an advisory role and not a formal position inside the Pistons organization. Joe Dumars, president of basketball operations, said he welcomes Jackson’s input.
“Tom and I discussed using a consultant as part of our decision-making process in our search for a head coach and we feel that Phil Jackson is a great resource to use,” Dumars said. “I look forward to talking with Phil next week.”
It is a smart move by the Pistons who need a solid coach to get their franchise back to where it was in the 90’s.