Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm  |  12 responses

Mitch Kupchak on Phil Jackson’s Future

The executives in L.A. are steeling themselves for a possible Phil departure: “Kupchak readily acknowledged the speculation about his coach. Jackson, who turns 64 in September, has been through hip surgeries, an angioplasty, gout and various other maladies since he started expanding his ring collection in Los Angeles. People around the team have reasonably wondered whether Jackson, with his 10th ring secured, might leave the stress behind and walk off into the proverbial sunset. ‘It seems to make sense, doesn’t it?’ Kupchak said. ‘I don’t think he’ll do it, but it seems to make sense.’ Jackson has one year and $12 million left on his contract. He intends to honor it, according to his longtime agent and friend, Todd Musburger.”

  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS

Tags: , ,

  • http://sandoonamoon.blogspot.com/ Superman_Osman

    Get that toe ring Phil. One more year. Make the record a reach

  • http://slamonline.com B. Long

    Ummm…I want him to stay too, but it’ll be decades before anyone else even gets close.

  • truthteller

    Who is he kidding? Phil will be back for at least 3 years!

  • shabaz

    if kobe,trevor and lamar are resigned phil will definetly be back for another couple of years

  • chintao

    Fphil sucks. Screw him and Krotchpak.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Phil’s staying.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper


  • Remo Williams

    chintao… are you must be a jazz, rockets, nuggets and/or magic fan.

    or sun yue.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic Fredd

    If Phil J stops, it’s like the end of a period of our lives … you know what I mean, so … he can report it later, I’ll prefer …. as long as he stays, I’m still young…

  • chintao

    Sorry to disappoint you, Remo. I’m a Knicks fan. My hatred of Fphil goes back almost two decades. Also, just to fill-out your profile, I loathe the Jazz and have no feelings whatsoever about the Magic. The Rockets were not so meaningful to me before they got Ron Ron. ‘Melo and J.R are the reasons I dig the Nuggets.

  • HoopsFanMike

    chintao Posted: Jun.16 at 10:30 pm
    Fphil sucks. Screw him and Krotchpak.


    would you be saying that if he took the Knicks job a few years back?

  • chintao

    Yes, I would. I have always hated Fphil. I always will. He looks homeless and cultivates an unjustifiable image of being erudite. He has lousy taste in women (unless being a male golddigger is now a virtue). He probably smells bad, too. It’s like this: my hatred runs deep. Put Kobe in a Knicks uni, and I still hate him. Put Jordan in a Knicks jersey, I still hate him. Put LeBron in a Knicks jersey, and I will still think he is a lame, front-runner, with no character.