Lakers May Ask Phil Jackson to Help Broadcast Games

According to Jeanie Buss, a Los Angeles Lakers executive and co-owner, broadcasting could be in Phil Jackson’s future. Jeanie says her fiancé has no official capacity within the organization — though he does some consulting — but her brother Jim claims he’d be fine with Jackson taking on a bigger role. Per Comcast: “Are you prepared to hear Phil Jackson, Lakers color analyst? That’s one of several roles Jeanie Buss opined he’d be willing to fill if the franchise needed. ‘Right now he has no official position,’ Jeanie said of Phil’s role with the team. ‘He wants to be supportive of me and the organization. He has no contractual obligation. He would listen to anything where he might be able to help. If we asked him to fill in on the broadcast because someone was out, I’m sure he’d do it. Just because everyone puts him as a coach doesn’t mean that’s the only thing he’s capable of doing.’ Jim Buss welcomes Phil’s involvement – to a degree. ‘We can call him at any time,’ Jim said. ‘(GM) Mitch (Kupchak) has sat down with him several times, especially with the Dwight situation. I’d be more than happy to have him on a consultant basis. I don’t think we’re paying him and I don’t know if he has an official title. I have no idea if Jeanie wants to sit down and discuss that. But I have no issues with him coming back or having a role.'”