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Jackson's role with the Pistons

UPDATE: Per Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the decision by the Pistons to bring in Phil Jackson as a consultant on their next coaching hire puts Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw directly in the mix.

"Jackson's involvement could benefit Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, who was once Jackson's hand-picked successor with the Lakers," he wrote. "Shaw is believed to be a candidate for the Pistons opening."

- Tom Carpenter

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Phil Jackson has agreed to take on a consultant role with the Detroit Pistons and he will advise them during their search for a head coach. Some my think Jackson and the Pistons are a wired fit, but he's decided to help the team due to his friendship with owner Tom Gores,