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Jackson agents deny Magic report
National Basketball Association

Jackson agents deny Magic report

Published Jun. 6, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Phil Jackson's agents and an Orlando Magic source Wednesday both denied the former Lakers and Bulls coach had made contact about a potential front-office role with the organization, reported.

Sports Illustrated had reported that a proposal was submitted by former Bulls player Sam Vincent on Tuesday.

But, according to the agents, he had no authorization to speak on the matter.

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 source said the team was not interested in hiring him.


"One, Phil never voiced any interest in Orlando, never had us check it out, never checked it out himself," Todd Musburger said. "Two, Orlando never called."

The proposal reportedly had Pacers assistant and ex-Lakers assistant Brian Shaw as the coach of the team, with former Bulls star Scottie Pippen the lead assistant.

Vincent 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 told Sports Illustrated that Jackson also was seeking a minority ownership stake in the Magic.


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