As the Cavaliers coaching search enters its fifth day, former Cavs coach Mike Brown remains the front runner while Phil Jackson looks unlikely, at least according to one of his former players, and Nate McMillan told The Plain Dealer he has not been contacted by the team. TNT announcer Steve Kerr, who played for Jackson in Chicago, said he thinks his former coach is not physically up for another NBA coaching position but would prefer a front-office or consultant job. Kerr, speaking on a TNT playoff conference call Monday afternoon, senses Jackson, 67, is interested in some sort of return because of the volume of tweets he's been posting lately about NBA playoff games. It reminds Kerr of the last time Jackson took a one-year break from the Lakers before returning to the team in 2005-06. "I sense the same thing now, but I just don't think physically he would be up to diving back in head-first into coaching,'' Kerr said. "My sense is that Phil wants to get back in in a different position. I don't think he wants to coach. Just the rigors of the travel would probably be too much for him. But I could see him in management, maybe not necessarily as a GM, but in a consultant role, or a vice president, where he's helping put together an organization. That's where I think he'll end up in some capacity.'' The Cavs reportedly have reached out to Jackson, but it's believed they were considering him as a replacement for the fired Byron Scott. It's unclear whether they'd consider him for a management position.
Former Chicago Bull Steve Kerr thinks Phil Jackson unlikely to coach again
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Apr 23