VIDEO: Phil Jackson wanted Sonics job
SEATTLE — Phil Jackson, the former coach of the Lakers and Bulls, would have had a role in the Sonics had they come to town.
Jackson, appearing on the Dan Patrick Show, said he appreciated potential investor Chris Hansen’s drive and ideas to bring an NBA team to Seattle. He said he would have participated in Seattle’s NBA team in some form, and thought the franchise was something he could “buy into.”
“I thought he had the right vision for a team and he made basically the offer,” Jackson told host Dan Patrick.
Jackson won 11 titles as a head coach, the most in NBA history.