Phil Jackson, Lakers Team Management Discusses Return as NBA CoachBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Nov 11, 2012 in Basketball, Sports •
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Phil Jackson and LA Lakers management reportedly discussed about the possibility of returning as the team’s head coach, according to a report at NBA.com on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
Jackson, a former Lakers coach, met with team owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak.
The Lakers‘ meeting with Jackson was confirmed by the team through its official website.
Another round of meeting is reportedly set next week.
The LA squad is currently looking for a new head coach after coach Mike Brown was fired on Friday, November 9.
Bernie Bickerstaff is the current interim coach of the Lakers.
Reports say Lakers superstars Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard is very supportive of re-hiring the services of Jackson.
Bryant was even quoted that Jackson “teaches guys to be thinkers. He teaches us the little nuances, the details and the intricacies of the game that just a lot of people don’t know. It’s no fault of their own. When it comes to basketball, he’s genius-level. It’s tough for anybody to step in those shoes afterward from players that were raised underneath that tutelage.”
Other coaches reportedly on the Lakers shopping list include Mike D’Antoni and Nate McMillan.
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