Charley Rosen is an old buddy of Phil Jackson. They worked together in Albany back in the 1980's when Jackson coached the Patroons to a Continental Basketball Association championship. So if he writes something about Jackson, it's usually a good idea to pay attention.

After discussing how Jackson might like coaching the Nets and how he's done with coaching and wants to be Pat Riley, Rosen gives new credibility to the report, by Peter Vecsey, that his old buddy is interested in running the new Seattle SuperSonics, if the deal to relocate the Kings northward.