That absence might come to an end soon, as Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports that Jackson is interested in joining the Portland Trail Blazers:
"Phil would be interested in talking about a possible role in the organization,’’ the source close to Jackson said. “My sense is there is a lot Phil can offer by being there, be it handling players, advising trade scenarios, managing coaching staff ... I think he would be a tremendous adviser to the owner.’’
Jackson would end up being a lot more than just an adviser, even if that's his official title. The guy is too good at making basketball decisions to have a limited role in the franchise's front office.
Something tells me that he'd be able to control just about anything he wanted to, whether it's with the Blazers or some other team.
Whichever team he lands with, here's how Jackson would be able to convert a losing franchise into a group of winners.