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Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 1:00 pm  |  10 responses

Luke Walton on Phil Jackson: ‘He’s Coming Back’

Luke’s gut tells him and the LA Times that the Zen Master will be back on the Lakers’ sideline next season: “”We have all the talent in the world and this team needs a coach that can manage that talent, put it together and make everybody work together,’ said Lakers forward Luke Walton. ‘And Phil, he’s the best in the world at doing that.’ The special skill is hard to define. But you know it when you see it. And the Bulls saw it result in six NBA titles and the Lakers, now, five. ‘And he’s unbelievable at it,’ Walton said. ‘We really hope he’s back.’ That decision could come in the next week or so after Jackson has his usual medical checkup and tests and a few seconds to reflect about going forward for a three-peat. Walton was asked if he had a gut feeling on the possibility of Jackson’s returning. The answer came with his big smile before he responded with three words: ‘He’s coming back.”‘

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  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    If Luke knows so much shouldn’t he know how to get playing time?

  • underdog

    He’ll come back every time until they win.

  • Adam

    Phil Jackson on Luke Walton, “Really, is this guy still on my team?”

  • pinoyvallejo

    ill believe luke because he is a walton!!

  • cmonson

    and yes i will leave my girlfriend because shes pregnant…

  • LD

    I would like to see Kobe win a title without Phil Jackson. It still wouldn’t do anything positive for Kobe’s legacy though.

  • http://www.nbaballhog.wordpress.com God in Basketball Shoes

    Phil is always looking for challenges to motivate him. There is no way he will give up the chance to go for an unprecedented fourth three-peat. If he gets it, he will then walk away in to the sunset as the greatest coach in NBA history without debate.

  • nastierthanu

    If it aint broke don’t fix it!!!

  • hoodsnake

    Byron Scott is waiting to take over. Apparently he and Kobe are buddies. Where will Doc Rivers go? He will have a coaching job next season but not with the Celtics

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Jax please stay. so that the cavs could have a better chance of landing scott.

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