Representatives for Phil Jackson submitted a new proposal to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday for the 11-time NBA championship-winning coach to run the team, according to a Sports Illustrated report.
It was reported last week that Jackson had decided against pursuing a role with the coachless team’s front office. But according to a Sports Illustrated report early Wednesday, which cited sources, the discussions are still alive with the former Lakers and Bulls coach.
The latest version of the proposal reportedly has Pacers assistant and ex-Lakers assistant Brian Shaw as the coach of the team, with former Bulls star Scottie Pippen the lead assistant.
Former Bulls player Sam Vincent, who is leading the push, would occupy a front-office role, while Jackson would work remotely — likely from Los Angeles — for all but one week of each month.
One source said Jackson was also seeking a minority ownership stake in the Magic.
However, Jackson’s longtime agents Todd and Brian Musburger said the Magic had never made contact with them about the 11-time NBA championship-winning coach, while an NBA.com source said the team was not interested in hiring him.