Found June 14, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
When Phil Jackson talks -- or Tweets – people listen. Whether people actually believe him or not is a completely different story, particularly when the former head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls and arguably the greatest basketball coach of all-time confesses that his coaching days are over. How many times have we heard this song? Jackson said as much at a gathering just outside of LA to help promote his new book – “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” – and discussed in length his thoughts on not returning to the sidelines, the Lakers’ woes, why Brian Shaw cannot get a coaching job and where Jackson himself goes from here after winning….well…eleven rings. "Sometimes I feel I can still get out there and do it but the reality is I'm kidding myself," said Jackson in a story by the Los Angeles Times. "When I was done I knew I was done -- physically it was over…I have no intensions of coaching.” More and more these days, it i...

Phil Jackson: Los Angeles Lakers are a “mess”

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently at a crossroads going into next season after having an unsuccessful season; they have financial obligations out of the wazoo and then there is Dwight Howard. Phil Jackson, who is still out there promoting his book, and you know, who is engaged with Jeanie Buss was very outspoken – [...]The post Phil Jackson: Los Angeles Lakers are a “mess”...

Phil Jackson on Lakers: “They’re a Mess”

Phil Jackson can do or say no wrong in the hearts and minds of many Los Angeles Lakers fans, and rightfully so, he brought five championships to the city so he gets a fair amount of rope. The former Lakers coach has always been one to keep it real, and he did so when he commented on the status of the franchise during a “Live Talks Los Angeles” event on Wednesday in Glendale....

Phil Jackson: I’m not kidding myself, I’m done coaching

Plenty of Los Angeles Lakers fans are still holding out hope that they may see Phil Jackson patrolling their sideline once again in the near future. According to Jackson, that is not going to happen. At an event hosted by former Lakers center John Salley on Wednesday to promote his book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul [...]

Phil Jackson 'Kidding Himself' On Possible Return To Coaching

Phil Jackson conceded the chances of him returning to coaching are slim. "Sometimes I feel I can still get out there and do it but the reality is I'm kidding myself," Jackson said on Wednesday. Jackson said he returned for one final year with the Los Angeles in 2010-11 as a favor to the late Dr. Jerry Buss. "When I was done I knew I was done -- physically it was...

Phil Jackson: The Lakers are a Mess

Phil Jackson has been speaking his mind a lot lately and ever since being passed over for the Lakers job (Let it go, LA fans) Phil has been very open about his thoughts about the troubles in Los Angeles. He admitted that he has talked with Jeanie Buss about ways to improve the team. “I’m [...]

Report: Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw Clear Front-Runners for Denver Nuggets Coaching Job

The Nuggets put themselves in the position of having to search for a coach, having fired reigning NBA Coach of the Year George Karl, but it looks like everything might work out for them. Lionel Hollins, one of the most widely-sought free agent coaches on the market after he and the Grizzlies parted ways this week, and Brian Shaw, an esteemed assistant coach with the Pacers and Lakers...

Shaw Meets With King For Over Four Hours

Brian Shaw met with Billy King for over four hours on Wednesday to discuss the Brooklyn Nets' head coaching vacancy. Shaw is also pursuing a job with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nets are expected to quickly hire a new coach, deciding between Shaw and Jason Kidd. A report from the Philadelphia Inquirer indicated that Kidd would be named head coach of the Nets by the end of the...

Pistons turn the ‘Cheek’ to fans

Stop the presses! The Detroit Pistons have hired Maurice “Mo” Cheeks… Well this is the point Detroit Basketball is at, the Pistons hired the equivalent of the Blue Light Special of coaches. Immediately I thought, come on Gores! (for those that lost interest years ago, the Pistons have a new owner and his name is in fact Tom Gores) This is it? You’re a West Coast billionaire...

Shootaround: New Kidd on the block

 Nets to hire Jason Kidd ----- The Nets spent a long day interviewing Pacers assistant Brian Shaw. They listend to what Shaw had to offer and the ideas he had for the future of the Nets. They listened. Shaw was once again a bridesmaid and not the bride as another interview fell short for Shaw and he was passed over in his quest to become a head coach. The Nets have...

Doc, KG to Clips talks may have fallen apart

Clippers moving forward without Doc Rivers, now prepared to offer job to Brian Shaw or Lionel Hollins next week, sources — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 15, 2013   That was fast.  A few hours ago, a KG-to-LA in a “trade” that involved Doc Rivers was allegedly going hot and heavy.   All the local guys were chiming in with their sources too, making it seem like this thing...

TRUTH HURTS: Phil Jackson Admits He’s Done With Coaching + Says Lakers Are a Mess Right Now

If you, for some reason, were still hoping upon hopes that former Bulls/Lakers coach Phil Jackson would come out of retirement and implement the triangle for whatever team you root for, it’s not going to happen. Not that your team had a big enough star to lure him in anyway. From the LA Times: “Sometimes I feel I can still get out there and do it but the reality is I’m kidding...
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