Phil Jackson won't be an assistant

Updated: October 7, 2013, 12:17 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw will not be bringing Phil Jackson with him to the Mile High City.

"No," Shaw said with a laugh Sunday when asked if he had any plans to coerce the Zen Master out of retirement to join his coaching staff. "He can be my Tex? No. No."

Tex, of course, is Tex Winter, the Hall of Fame assistant coach heralded with developing the triangle offense and teaching it to Jackson, leading to those 11 combined championships with ...

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