Apr 24, 2013; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant (right) watches as new head coach Mike Brown (center) puts his arm around team owner Dan Gilbert during a press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers would've had interest in Phil Jackson

Boy, the Cleveland Cavaliers really are always late to the party.

Also, they’re pretty envious of what they clearly can’t have.

OK, well that’s pretty harsh, but also pretty much spot on. According to a recent report via Bob Finnan of The Morning Journal, the Cavaliers would have been interested in bringing in Phil Jackson into their front office one way or another. Basically, what the New York Knicks are planning to make official on Tuesday.

The Cavs would have been interested in Phil Jackson in some capacity in their front office for next year. The Knicks moved quickly and wrapped things up. He is expected to sign a five-year deal that will pay him $12 million, according to ESPN.com. Some observers wonder if Jackson is ready to roll up his sleeves and watch three hours of video of some prospect from North Dakota. Apparently, he’s ready to work.

In related news, the Cavaliers would also have been interested in LeBron James had LeBron James been interested in them.

OK, that doesn’t make much sense now, but I’m pretty sure that’s going to be a report come a few days after LeBron either re-signs in Miami or wherever else he may land.

But, yea sure, pretty much every team would have been interested in Jackson had he been interested in them. That’s like a team in the 90’s saying that they would’ve been interested in Michael Jordan had Michael Jordan been interested in them, or something. After all, Jackson is among the greatest of all-time coaches — if not the best, right?

This is just another story of the Cavaliers simply making themselves look silly. First, Andrew Bynum. Then, Luol Deng. Now this.

Don’t worry, their encore will involve LeBron James one way or another. I’m pretty sure about that.



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