INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Lakers fans looking for a savior from their miserable start should probably avoid uttering the name of coach Phil Jackson. Hes not likely to come back, says a man who knows Jackson well.
I dont think hell coach again, said Cavaliers forward Luke Walton, who spent seven seasons under Jackson with the Lakers. I think he'll get involved in basketball -- but as far as the travel, and all the long practices and preparation, I don't think he will.
Jackson led the Lakers to five championships and seven Finals appearances from 1999-2011. He coached the Bulls to six titles before that.
Jacksons name has come up quite a bit lately, as the Lakers are 0-2 under current coach Mike Brown, in his second season with the team. They also lost all eight preseason games.
Expectations were sky high following the offseason acquisitions of stars Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. Those two joined a lineup that already featured Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. But the Lakers havent meshed ea...