While the fans at
Jackson has agreed to "serve in an advisory capacity" with the
"Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business," Gores said. "We are thrilled to have him as an advisor 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."
Jackson won't have a formal position with the Pistons.
"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," said Dumars, president of basketball operations. "I look forward to talking with Phil next week."
The Pistons recently fired
Additionally, the Lakers have been clear they intend to keep Coach