This just in: Phil Jackson might be coming back to your television screen!
Okay, we’ll have to explain this one. It appears that Phil and his wife, Jeanie Buss have been tabbed to work on a scripted project for Showtime along with Ron Shelton (noted for his work on Tin Cup and White Men Can’t Jump)
We’ll let the folks over at Variety tell you the rest:
Showtime is developing a one-hour scripted series that takes a peek behind the scenes of a professional basketball team, with NBA coaching great Phil Jackson and current Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis on board as exec producers. The series will focus on the family that owns the team, according to details provided by the CBS Corp. pay-cable service.
Jeanie Buss, the senior vice president of the Los Angeles Lakes and Linda Rambis will executive produce via production company, Street Reason Entertainment.
“Looking forward to developing this drama for Showtime with Ron Shelton, who knows how to create intriguing, complex characters with stories set in the back drop of professional sports,” said Buss in a statement provided to Variety.
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