Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/10/12

My, how quickly the dominoes tumble. Within minutes of Mike Brown‘s speedy deposal in Los Angeles, speculation began about who the Lakers could be pursuing as their new coach. While some of the suggestions could be called “creative” at best (Stan Van Gundy would be a treat), Phil Jackson‘s name got the most legwork as speculation began. It now appears that Jackson is more than wishful thinking for Lakers fans hoping to return to the days of Jackson’s reign, when Los Angeles won five titles and the Zen Master balanced egos and opportunities in keeping the team afloat. The Lakers reportedly reached out to Jackson on Friday night about coaching the team, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. The Lakers have officially contacted Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in coaching them, The Times has learned.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) November 10, 2012 Jackson said after the 2011 season that he was done coaching, but several sources now say that Jackson is open to a return to the game, with the time off helping him physically recover to the point that he’s ready to coach again. Click here to see who could be the Lakers’ next coach>>

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