Jalen Rose — Phil Jackson Will NEVER Coach Basketball Again

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Sorry Nets … and Lakers … Cavs … and ANYONE else hoping to hire Phil Jackson as a head coach, “cause the Zen Master will never, ever coach another basketball game in his life, so says Jalen Rose.

Rose — former NBA star turned ESPN analyst — was at LAX yesterday when we asked where he thinks the 67-year-old coaching legend will end up.

“Phil Jackson isn”t gonna be coaching anymore,” Rose said … explaining that Jackson has nothing left to prove when it comes to Xs and Os … and if he does come back, it”ll be in a “power position.”

“He ain”t coming back as a worker, he”s coming back as a boss.”