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Phil Jackson was in Seattle group's plan

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Retired coach Phil Jackson said Thursday night he was interested in a front-office post with the Seattle group, which failed in a bid to relocate the Sacramento Kings Thursday.

"I had communication with the guy that's trying to make this move," Jackson said on the Tonight Show, referencing Chris Hansen, the ringleader of the Seattle bid. "It was serious talk. I thought he was a really good guy for the league."

Jackson said last week he has no interest in coaching. He hopes to get back into the league soon in a front-office capacity. He interviewed for a team president job with the Toronto Raptors but turned it down.

Does Jackson see himself as a fit in the new Kings' front office, sure to be turned on its ear under new ownership?

"I won't be doing the (front-office) job in Sacramento. I like Sacramento," said Jackson. "Well, not that much."

Jackson is making the media rounds to stump for his book "Eleven Rings" and said he'll be focused on that multi-city tour for the next few weeks.
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