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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 coach Friday after a 1-4 start and a winless preseason.
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If you’re into conspiracy theories, you’d have to believe that the Lakers had reached out to Phil BEFORE they fired Mike Brown Friday morning. In any case, Yahoo is reporting that the Zen Master is back for his third go round with the Lakers. Jim Clemmons and Kurt Rambis are said to be joining [...]
So much for Phil Jackson. We East Coast basketball fans woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise – the Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni as head coach. We weren’t the only ones caught off guard. Phil Jackson is reportedly stunned.
The hiring isn’t going over well in LA. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times:
Mike D’Antoni is a great guy and a charismatic presence. If they add some...
Sources said that the Lakers ultimately believed that Mike D'Antoni was a better fit for its current roster than Phil Jackson.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. It is easy to paint the firing of Mike Brown just five games into the second season of a four-year, 18 million contract as an overreaction of Steinbrenner-like proportions.
The firing of Brown was simply an acknowledgement by Jim Buss, the son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, that he never should have hired Brown in the first place.
Read into the Princeton...
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 [...]
LOS ANGELES -- The L.A. Times is reporting that former Lakers' coach Phil Jackson met with team management Saturday, and is reportedly ready to take over the team for a third stint following Friday's unexpected dismissal of Mike Brown. However, a source close to the Lakers tells FoxSportsWest.com that while Jackson is definitely at the top of the list, there is no guarantee...
. 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...
Tweet After flirting with the prospect of bringing back Phil Jackson for much of the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Mike D’Antoni to replace Mike Brown as their next head coach. The hiring was first reported by the LA Times. Per the report, D’Antoni signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Lakers. [...]
The Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni as their new head coach.
In an unexpected twist, ESPNLA.com is reporting the Lakers have hired Mike D’Antoni, not Phil Jackson, to be their next head coach.
From all accounts Phil was just “asking for the moon” and the Lakers were unable to come to an agreement with him.
For the complete story, check it out at ESPNLA.com.
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.
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...
After starting the season with one win out of their first five games the Los Angeles Lakers have decided it was time to move on from the Mike Brown era according to Yahoo! Sports.
This morning coach Brown was removed from a meeting and informed that he was relieved of his duties.
The Lakers this season were implementing a new offensive system that was partially to blame for their...