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According to the Xinhua News Agency, longtime Phil Jackson assistant coach Jim Cleamons has found a new job.

Former Los Angeles Lakers’ assistant coach Jim Cleamons had been hired by the Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association league (CBA) on Sunday, local reports said.

“There were several offers from teams of the National Basketball Association (NBA), but Mr. Cleamons finally chose the Guangsha,” Ye said.

Cleamons was drafted by the Lakers back in 1971, and was apart of the team that won an NBA record 33 consecutive games.

He is most known for being Phil Jackson’s right hand man with the Chicago Bulls, and of course being on the bench for all five championships Jackson won with the Lakers.

Cleamons joins Brian Shaw as Phil Jackson’s former assistants that have found work. A week ago Brian Shaw was named the associate coach for the Indiana Pacers.

  • the man i call myself the man

    he should be a head coach in the NBA, along with Shaw. Whats going on

  • Bill in Illinois

    There appears to be a backlash against anyone who has been associated with Phil Jackson. It seems to be conspired by Jim Buzz, David Sterns, and the NBA owners.

  • Bill in Illinois

    Correction: That should have been Jim Buss, not Buzz!

    There appears to be a backlash against anyone who has been associated with Phil Jackson. It seems to be conspired by Jim Buss, David Sterns, and the NBA owners.     

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