Blazers Offered Phil Jackson Their Head Coaching Job, He Turned it Down

Phil Jackson isn’t accepting any job with a team that doesn’t have a legitimate chance to win a championship, so the Blazers were just wasting their time shooting for the stars.

Can you really picture Phil Jackson coaching the Portland Trail Blazers?

Neither can Phil Jackson, apparently.

But the offer was there, reports Chris Haynes of

For the last few months, the Trail Blazers have been in back-and-forth discussions with Phil Jackson in an attempt to persuade him to take their head coaching vacancy, a close source said.

Last week, Jackson’s agent, Todd Musburger, informed the Trail Blazers that Jackson was flattered, but has decided he would not coach this upcoming season.