There have been rumors flying all over the place that teams are trying to get Phil Jackson to come coach or just to become part of their organization. If you look at the Philadelphia 76ers, you see a team that could become better by next season, but I don’t see any way on earth that Jackson would want to coach there. Why would he? Philadelphia isn’t going to be a team that wins an NBA title next season. Jackson’s age would make it much easier on him to go to a team that is about to win a championship or has the young players to do it within two years.
I don’t dispute that players like Jrue Holliday and Evan Turner could learn a lot from Jackson’s teachings. The 76ers would have to have a plan to bring Jackson at least two superstars this offseason because otherwise the move is pointless. I don’t see Jackson ever being an NBA coach again. He could find himself being an advisor to someone, but coaching won’t be happening.
Philadelphia should just go with the idea of hiring Jackson’s right hand man in Brian Shaw. Shaw could be a younger version of Jackson with everything he learned under him. I know it isn’t the same thing, but while Jackson may be able to coax Andrew Bynum back to Philadelphia, how long would Jackson stay in town? It would only two or three years tops you would have to think. It isn’t even worth making a phone call about. It isn’t going to happen so it is time to move on and go after Shaw.