Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 12:00 pm  |  8 responses

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson Free to Coach Anywhere

Phil’s longtime girlfriend (an executive with the Lakers) tells the NY Post that Jackson can make a career decision after this season, and not expect any trouble on the homefront: “I don’t know how things will work out,’ Buss wrote. ‘I am hoping the Lakers win and everything stays status quo, but the one thing I do know is that I am not going to stand in Phil’s way if he wants to go to another team.’ Jackson is seeking to add to his record 10 NBA coaching championships as the Lakers take on the Celtics in the NBA Finals, which start Thursday in Los Angeles. The odds are Jackson either retires with his record ring collection because of health concerns or he returns to the Lakers. But Jackson has left the door open for a new job and Jeanie Buss, daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, seemed to concur it is possible. ‘I don’t control him — if I did I would have a ring on my finger, but I am not going to threaten to break up with him if he takes another job,’ Jeanie Buss added. ‘Our relationship is solid no matter where he works. There are plenty examples of wives that don’t move to the city their spouse is coaching. I hear [Celtics coach] Doc Rivers’s family is still in Orlando. So that will not make a difference.”‘

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  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    You have a ring on your finger, all ten of em’. Geesh! What more these chicks want?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    You know, I have mad respect for Phil Jackson. I mean, he coached my Bulls to six titles and all (although Tex Winter NEEDS to be acknowledged as well! Don’t front, he’s the dude that developed the triangle offense) but it would be really interesting to see him coach a team like the Nets who don’t have any superstars (as of right now). Think about it, this dude’s never coached an NBA team that didn’t have Jordan, Shaq, Kobe or Pippen on its roster. How would he fare coaching a team without such talents? We’ll probably never know.

  • Nigel

    Who else would kill to see a sex tape with those two?

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Anton Spicywiener: Jeanie Buss Free to **** Me Anywhere

  • http://nationalhighway.blogspot.com jaywalker

    Phil jackson: “L.A…..Where i get paid and Laid”

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    every man knows that by her saying he’s free to coach anywhere that he’s free to coach in la or be in the doghouse for a few months if he goes elsewhere.

  • http://www.thecomfortofyourseat.blogspot.com twahc

    Enigmatic, good point. he might not be the best coach after all.

  • rashado

    it must also be noted none of those teams won until jackson starting coaching them