Phil Jackson to Executive Produce New Basketball TV Series

Phil JackThere were many who speculated that former head coach Phil Jackson wasn’t done with basketball just yet….. I’m not exactly sure this is the capacity they meant though.

Per Variety’s Senior TV Editor Brian Steinberg,the Zen Master will be taking his talents to the a TV screen near you very soon as he will team up with current Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis and executive produce a new series for Showtime. Yes, about basketball.

Showtime is developing a one-hour scripted series that takes a peek behind the scenes of a professional basketball team, with NBA coaching great Phil Jackson and current Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis on board as exec producers. The series will focus on the family that owns the team, according to details provided by the CBS Corp. pay-cable service.

11 NBA championship rings tells me that Phil Jackson is a master of detail. Not sure if the show will be good, but I’ll definitely check out the first few episodes.