Why Jackson in Jersey makes sense

Updated: March 8, 2004, 3:24 PM ET
By Scott Howard-Cooper | Special to ESPN.com

We're talking Phil Jackson and logic, so already things are off to a bad start.

But think about it.

Jackson may need a new home. The New Jersey Nets may want a new coach. Do the math.

Even if new has nothing to do with it. Jackson used to play for the Nets, used to be an assistant coach for the Nets and used to be a television analyst for the Nets. It's part of the appeal. Around the Meadowlands, it's more than part.

If it is strange to think about shifting the coaching ...

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