Even before Mike Brown was fired today, there has always been the hope and idea that just maybe Phil Jackson would coach again one day. Based on today’s developments that time may be coming sooner than later. Click the jump and then read below

“When there’s a coach like Phil Jackson, one of the all time greats and he’s not coaching, you’d be negligent not to be aware that he’s out there,” Kupchak said. “As I mentioned earlier, we’re putting together our list and attack plan. We have not reached out to anybody at this time.”

However, shortly after the firing of Brown, Phil Jackson mysteriously cancelled a speaking engagement he had next week.

In a last-minute development, actor Alan Alda will replace famed basketball coach Phil Jackson as the keynote speaker on the closing day of the annual Schwab Advisor Services IMPACT conference in Chicago next week, according to Bernie Clark, executive vice president, national sales manager of Schwab Advisor Services.