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It wasnt the first time and it may not be the last, butLakers fans showed their displeasure of head coach Mike DAntoni during theLakers 120-89 blowout loss on Friday.During the fourth quarter with the Lakers on their way to theirworst home playoff loss in franchise history, the chants for former Lakers coachPhil Jackson came raining down. We want Phil were heard throughout the Staples Center.The same chants were heard earlier in the season whenJackson attended Shaquille ONeals jersey ceremony. Jackson was said to be the leading candidate to return ashead coach this season after the Lakers fired Mike Brown five games into theseason. Instead, they went with Mike DAntoni, a choice that hasnt set wellwith the Lakers faithful.Jackson coached the Lakers from 19992004 and returned in '0511, winning five NBA championships in Los Angeles.
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According to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register, former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March of 2011.
Jackson, who was coaching the Lakers at the time, chose to disclose the information to the team in May during a film session as some sort of motivational tactic, because the team was on the verge of being swept out the playoffs...
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The Los Angeles Lakers dug themselves into a massive hole with a blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 on Friday night — one that they likely will not climb out of. The Lakers have disappointed their fans all season long, but as anticipated they have looked particularly lost without Kobe Bryant. Injuries have been the team’s biggest issue, but that hasn’t stopped...
Back in 2011, Phil Jackson told his Lakers team that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer before a playoff sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks.