Andrew Bynum’s Slow Return Frustrating Phil Jackson

by November 29, 2010

The Zen Master isn’t so Zen these days, as Andrew Bynum‘s continually delayed retun to action has gotten under his skin (since he has to play Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom more minutes than he’d like to). From the LA Times: “The injured Lakers center raised a few eyebrows Saturday when he said he wouldn’t be back for three more weeks, a proclamation that didn’t exactly enthrall Coach Phil Jackson. ‘We had hoped that it would be three weeks about three weeks ago,’ Jackson said Sunday before detailing the months-long wait for Bynum’s return from knee surgery last July. ‘This [surgery] is something that was supposed to take place after the season and he was supposed to be ready by the season, and we built our team around that fact. Well, everything got delayed,’ Jackson said. ‘His operation wasn’t done on time, Andrew was late to his operation, there was a whole myriad of things that have gone on in this thing. But the type of operation he has is a very unique operation. It’s not just a simple operation, so that changed the complexity of all this.'”