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It was reported yesterday that the Brooklyn Nets extended an offer to Phil Jackson to replace P.J. Carlesimo as the team's next head coach. It was considered a long shot, and it appears that Jackson has turned down the offer. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Jackson told the Nets that he has no interest in the team's coaching vacancy.After connecting with Brooklyn today, Phil Jackson informed organization that he has no interest in coaching job, league source says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 7, 2013 Phil Jackson's inclination remains to return to the NBA in a broader management role.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 7, 2013 Wojnarowski adds that Jackson still seems to be more interested in joining a team in a management position -- think Pat Riley and Jerry West -- rather than resuming his coaching career.Still, as evidenced in his almost deal with the Los Angeles Lakers last year, it would appear that Jackson would be willing to return to coaching in special circumstances. He didn't consider the Nets to be this sort of opportunity, but Brooklyn has said that they'd be willing to bring him on in a front office role.The rumors surrounding Jackson figure to continue until he either joins a team in some capacity or next season begins, whichever comes first.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Could Kobe Bryant be considered a cheap person? I mean here we go again with his mother trying to sell his stuff. Why won;t he take care of his own mother with some of the millions he has made in the NBA? Why is she trying to sell his things in the first place? Does she need the money to get buy. A better question might be, why is all Kobe’s stuff at his mothers in the first place...
Kobe Bryant claimed in court filings submitted Wednesday that he never gave his mother permission to sell memorabilia from his early basketball career.
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Lakers forward Pau Gasol underwent a successful FAST Technique procedure on both knees, the team announced on Wednesday.
Everything has gone well! Now I'll have to rest my knees and start with the rehab. Thanks everyone for your support! twitter.compaugasolstatu Pau Gasol (@paugasol) May 9, 2013
Gasol is expected to make a full recovery and will return to basketball activities...
The NBA world isn’t just about what you do on the court. We scoured the web for Lakers-related quotations to provide you with the 10 best quotes from the past fourteen days:
I think championship should be an expectation. Realistically we have enough talent here that there will be enough to where our goal is a championship.
Mike D’Antoni, via Lakers.com
The Lakers announced Wednesday that Pau Gasol, who has been suffering from tendonosis in both knees, will undergo a procedure to alleviate the issue on Thursday.
The procedure, called FAST, involved debridement through the insertion a probe into both knees. The probe emits ultrasonic energy that eliminates scar tissue without damaging healthy tissue. Dr. Steven Yoon of the Kerlan...
Although he did a solid job in the regular season after taking over for Avery Johnson (going 35-19), Carlesimo knew that he wasn't likely to lose the interim tag, a fact which was entrenched with Brooklyn's embarrassing 1st-round playoff defeat
The Nets-Bulls opening round series of the Eastern Conference Playoffs was filled with crazy runs, comebacks, shots...
Phil Jackson would prefer a front office Pat Riley style position, but that isn’t going to stop teams from speaking to him about taking over as their head coach.
The Nets need a coach who is an expert of getting talented players on the same page, that is something Jackson excels at.
The Brooklyn Nets have contacted Phil Jackson about replacing the outgoing P.J. Carlesimo, according...
The Brooklyn Nets have contacted Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in their head coaching vacancy.
Jackson is currently consulting the Detroit Pistons on their search for a new head coach. Jackson is helping the Pistons as a favor to owner Tom Gores.
The Nets fired P.J. Carlesimo following their Game 7 elimination to the Chicago Bulls.
Jackson is believed to prefer a role in a team...
In response to his bloodsucking mother, Pamela, arranging to peddle $450,000 worth of memorabilia to Goldin Auctions, Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant is in court battling to regain the hundreds of items before the June sale occurs. Selected by the Charlotte Hornets 13th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft, the bulk of mementos come from Bryant’s playing days at Lower Merion High...
This is very weird situation with Kobe and his mom. His mom seems to be upset that Vanessa’s mom got a bigger house that she has, so her way of getting payback, is stealing Kobe’s stuff and auctioning them off.
I don’t know the inner workings of the Bryant family, but regardless of what is going on behind the scenes, that seems a bit petty on her part.
Kobe is suing his mom...
After suffering knee pain during the season, Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has decided to undergo a procedure Thursday to get rid of all of his scar tissue buildup that he has in both of his knees. This is supposed to be a relatively simple procedure and shouldn’t set him back for the 2013/14 season.
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Our friend Stiletto Jill took this to mean that Gasol is going over to Germany to have the Kobe treatments, I said he was going to see Charles Xavier and this is why she is smarter than I am. With that being said, the German treatments seem to work for anyone not named Andrew Bynum.
Gasol was hurt a lot this year with various injuries, but will have a full offseason to recover...
Guys--correct me if I am wrong, but our wives/girlfriends like to claim that it is not the price tag on the gift that counts, but the thought right? As long as it is something that is from the heart and really shows that we care they are cool with it (supposedly).
So we do it. We put our hearts and soul into coming up with the right gift that says what we feel, but doesn&...
Seems like an open and shut case to me. It is Kobe’s stuff so if he doesn’t want it to go to auction, his mom shouldn’t be allowed to do it.
The judge agrees with Bean for now.
TMZ has learned a judge issued a temporary restraining order against Goldin Auctions, prohibiting them from selling Kobe’s jerseys, championship rings, trophies, and lots of other stuff until a full...