Ranking Phil Jackson's Post Head Coaching Career Options

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Ranking Phil Jackson's Post Head Coaching Career Options
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Phil Jackson called the Los Angeles Lakers hiring of Mike D'Antoni a "midnight coup" (via the Los Angeles Times), and due to the jarring nature of the announcement, the unceremonious way that he was tossed aside and, that he, as a 67-year-old would be one of the oldest coaches in the NBA, it's unlikely that he'll end up as a head coach in the NBA again.

In fact, Jackson said himself in the same interview that the chances were, "slim to none." Jackson was never looking to get back into the coaching game in the first place, but after the Lakers fired Mike Brown and ended up calling Jackson, it apparently seemed like a far less crazier idea than it would have been after he left in 2011.

Of course, the past is the past and the future is now, so it's time for Jackson to start looking into the future to figure out what he should be doing with his time over the course of the next few years and beyond.

There are some classic go-to jobs that Jackson can take a stab at, plus his name alone would probably be able to get him in as Matt Lauer's replacement on "The Today Show" if he so wanted.

The Zen Master has a lot to think about these days, so think of me as a kind of career advisor, or even a life coach of sorts. It's time for him to sit back, relax and just put his life in somebody else's hands for once.

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