UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Report: Phil Jackson waiting on Kings decision to decide on NBA job

(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Phil Jackson has reportedly drawn interest as a potential team president for the Seattle-based group that is pursuing the Kings as well as the Raptors. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson is waiting for a resolution in the Chris Hansen-led Seattle group's bid to purchase the Sacramento Kings before deciding on whether to accept an NBA front office position, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

Jackson, who won a combined 11 championships as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, reportedly "hit it off" with Hansen and would be in line to become the Sonics' team president if Hansen wins the bid for the Kings, which he has been chasing since January.

But the team is now seen as likely to stay in Sacramento after 12 owners rejected the Seattle deal at the end of April, and Jackson is looking into other jobs, none of which involve coaching, according to the report.

From ESPN.com:

The Raptors, according to sources close to the situation, continue to pursue Jackson and continue to believe they have a shot to lure him to Canada as team president because of Jackson's longstanding relationship with new Toronto pro sports impresario Tim Leiweke. The Raps, though, still have yet to announce a decision on the fate of current team president Bryan Colangelo after Colangelo made a presentation to the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment board Tuesday to urge his bosses to pick up the 2013-14 option on his contract. One source briefed on the process expects Colangelo's fate to be formally announced this week in advance of the annual Chicago pre-draft camp.

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again