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Vengeful Idea: How About Phil to Clippers?

Fox Sports

For all the reasons this could never happen — and there are many — there’s at least one factor that makes the idea of Phil Jackson leaving retirement to lead Los Angeles’ other NBA team worth pondering.

Vengeance.

Yes, Vinny Del Negro still has the job, having coached the Clippers to a respectable 9-6 record after snapping a four-game losing streak against Minnesota on Wednesday night. And even if the Clippers start freefalling again, Donald Sterling could be a roadblock in enticing Jackson. And even if Jackson didn’t object to working for Sterling, the frugal owner might balk at bumping up his coach’s salary to the $12 million range.

It’s entirely possible that...

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