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Like just about everybody else, Gary Payton believes Phil Jackson would be the best fit for the Los Angeles Lakers' coaching job.
But the future Hall of Famer doesn't see Jackson wanting to come back.
"Because he'd be going back into a situation where they blasted him when he left," Payton said in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida, referring to Jackson leaving the Lakers in 2011 and being replaced by Mike Brown, who was fired Friday. "You heard all that stuff (from the Lakers) when he left that they didn't want to hire anybody affiliated with Phil Jackson's system (the triangle offense). That's why they didn't hire (then-Lakers assistant Brian Shaw). They fired everybody that was affiliated with Phil."
Payton, a point guard who spent his final two seasons with Miami before retiring in 2007, played for Jackson on the Lakers in 2003-04. Jackson, who won titles with the Lakers in 2000, 2001 and 2002, left the team after that se...
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The Lakers say there is a "95 percent" chance that the team will hire Phil Jackson as their next head coach, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
The Lakers plan to meet with Jackson on Saturday to gauge his interest in the job, according to the report. Jackson won five titles with the Lakers when he coached the team from 2000-2010.
The Lakers fired Mike Brown as...
The Los Angeles Lakers have spoken to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson about returning for a third stint on their bench.
The Lakers confirmed the discussions with Jackson on Saturday on their website.
Los Angeles fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to a season of enormous expectations. Interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff led the Lakers to a blowout win over Golden...
Phil Jackson hasn't received a formal contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers, but all parties involved understand the job is his for the taking if the 67-year-old chooses to coach again. The Los Angeles Times reported the meeting took place Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, ESPN further confirmed a meeting took place earlier in the day between Lakers executive vice...
As if it wasn’t obvious enough that the Lakers want Phil Jackson back at the helm in Los Angeles, it is becoming more and more clear that the 11-time NBA champion will be returning to the bench this season.
Chris Broussard and Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA have reported that Jackson met with Lakers executive vice president Jerry Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak on Saturday.
Every Internet user knows what this feels like. They boot up the computer, go to their favorite social media website and see a piece of jaw-dropping news from a presumably reputable source.
In this digital age, when immediacy is everything, they peck out an amazed reaction: ”OMG did u just see?!? LeBron James traded to Knicks! #ringsbaby” Then, upon further examination, it...
Tweet Reports are pointing to the Los Angeles Lakers bringing back Phil Jackson, saying there is a 95% chance Jackson will return for his third stint as their head coach. The Lakers coaching vacancy was created when the team fired Mike Brown after a disappointing 1-4 record to begin the season. Jackson led the Lakers [...]
. Ok, not breaking news any more re. Mike Brown being fired, and I guess it's no surprise that the rumor mill is firing up massively as to who will be his replacement. ESPN reports that Phil Jackson is open to a return to the NBA,
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak told reporters Friday afternoon that the team's brain trust -- Kupchak along with Lakers owner Dr. Jerry...
Phil Jackson has known for months that he wanted to coach again. Mike Brown was quickly removed from the Lakers job once a suitable testing period (five games) had been completed. Kobe Bryant wanted Jackson’s return. Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash would be lifted to their full potential just as soon as Jackson, who was about as sure to take the job the minute it opened...
During the third quarter of Friday night's Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center, the home crowd began chanting "We Want Phil!" in the team's first NBA game after Mike Brown was fired as head coach earlier in the day.
The chant was for former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, who retired in 2010 after coaching the Lakers to five NBA championships. ...
Mitch Kupchak kept open the possibility of the Lakers pursuing Phil Jackson.
Lenny Wilkens on Fox Sports Tonight talking about the firing of Mike Brown, where the Lakers stand, and the speculation of Phil Jackson coming back.
Former New York Knicks head coach, Mike D’Antoni is trying his best to become relevant this year in the NBA. If talks with Phil Jackson break down, the Lakers appear to have a second option firmly in place. How would Mike D’Antoni fair with this older Laker team with his fast pace, point guard oriented offense? Well that’s up for debate, but his winning record with Steve Nash...