Phil chimed in on his chances of retirement.
SportingNews: Jackson: Well, I think it’s pretty good. It’s really about how I feel about getting into another 82 game season. It’s a commitment. As you guys know, it’s not about this last month of April, May, and part of June to coach. That’s exciting, fun, challenging, and you’ve got a team in a seven game series that brings out all those ideas and percolates things as a coach. But it’s those other 82 games, the exhibition season, and being in five different cities in eight different nights or seven different nights. It kind of wears and tears and kind of creates a life that gets a little bit ragged and a little bit jagged.
Obviously I have the pace of that. I know a lot about it, having done it for a large part of my life, maybe 35 years of my adult life. I’ve got a little bit of the rhythm of it, but it is something that I think about as the season gets to the end. You know, last road trip and stuff like that. You wonder, is there a time where you just feel like I’ve had enough, I just don’t want to do it anymore. It’s enough is enough