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Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  11 responses

Jeanie Buss Doesn’t Know if Phil Jackson Wants to Coach Again


Jeanie Buss, an executive vice president with the Los Angeles Lakers, isn’t quite sure if her companion Phil Jackson would like to get back into coaching or not. From the LA Times: “I can’t answer that question,’ said Buss, a Lakers executive vice president. ‘Only he can. Nobody’s called him. Unless somebody calls, we won’t know how to answer that question.’ That uncertainty also applies to the New York Knicks, who recently fired coach Mike D’Antoni.[...] ‘Don’t even go there,’ Buss said. ‘That’s up to Phil. Whatever he does, he loves the game and he loves the guys that he’s coached. That will never change.’ Buss said Jackson paid particularly close attention to Lakers games, as well as those with some of his former players, including Lamar Odom (Dallas), Trevor Ariza (New Orleans), Luke Walton (Cleveland), Ronny Turiaf (Miami) and, yes, even Vladimir Radmanovic (Atlanta). ‘He’s very positive about the Lakers and he’s very happy with the way they’re playing,’ Buss said before the Lakers played Memphis on Sunday. ‘It’s important to him that for me, things are good. When the Lakers are winning, everything is smooth with business. He thinks they’re playing good defense and likes all the new players. He’s attached to the old ones, but he’s impressed with the talent on this team.’”

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  • tomtom

    Is someone not knowing something news?

  • RunNGun

    Phil’s done. Keep dreaming Knicks fans.

  • petro3

    We all know what this is:

    Jeanie Buss is indirectly planting a seed for Phil´s return.

  • Jelte

    ‘I can’t answer that questions’ sums it up perfectly. This isn’t news!

  • http://postimage.org/image/f1fud1wiv/ IAMORANGE4EVER

    Zzzzz….Zzzzzzzzz…Oh, excuse me. I’m sorry, I apparently dosed off after reading this, “Jeanie Buss Doesn’t Know if Phil Jackson Wants to Coach Again,” SLAM NEWS. Bottom line, Jeanie didn’t say anything. There is nothing to “see” here. Next story! Gay dunks all over Bynum. lol…Next story! Kobe Beaner hits a left handed leaner. lol…Next story! Kobe Upset with 4th quarter “Benching.” *rolls eyes* Nobody knows drama like La La Land. Lakersanity!

  • GC6

    Neither do I

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  • Golakeshow

    F U iamorange4ever

  • Justin G.

    No, Orange is right. And there’s NEVER any drama in New York.

  • Justin05

    LOL @ orange. That’s not drama in LA, SLAM is just trying to create a story out of nothing. They post too many articles about the Lakers too, I guess it means a lot of ppl want to read about them.

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