Peter Vecsey of the NY Post first reported Phil Jackson's interest in Portland, and Jackson's agent confirmed it.

The former Bulls and Lakers coach would like to join the front office of an NBA team, and the Blazers have a vacancy. Portland is also close to Jackson's Montana ranch, and the home he maintains in Los Angeles.

If it comes down to it, this won't be an easy negotiation with Jackson, but at this time, it appears as if Paul Allen just needs to make a call to at least get the process rolling - and most believe he should do just that.

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