Found November 09, 2012 on
. 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 Buss and executive vice president of player personnel Jim Buss -- already has put together a list of potential replacements for interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff. Among the "four or five" names on that short list is Jackson, according to a league source.
My own sources (ok... a friend-of-a-friend who lives in LA... hardly concrete, but worth stating!) state that Phil Jackson has been seen today at LAX. Coincidence? As Franklin D. Roosevelt famously once said, "There are no coincidences."Additionally, I do not believe that the Lakers would make this move unless all their little ducks were neatly in a row prior to this happening. Whoever the coach-elect is, I expect him to be in place before the next game - a home game vs Sacramento on Sunday... or at the latest, before the Spurs on Tuesday. This will happen fast enough to make heads spin. Still, if you want to win at sports or gambling, you have to take chances.LA will definitely be looking to insert a coach that has instant gravitas with the players. It won't be someone like Brown... and is there a single coach alive with more weight than Phil Jackson? Quite literally, in the league's pantheon of coaches... Jackson sits above all others.
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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 Lakers are moving quickly toward hiring Phil Jackson as their next coach, with one person in the organization calling it a "95" chance he will return for a third tour with the team.
The Lakers plan on meeting with Jackson on Saturday morning to make sure he is interested in the job. The unknown 5 in their equation is the chance Jackson doesn't want to fill the...
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.
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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 [...]
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...