NBA — 10 November 2012
“Strong” Chance Phil Jackson Returns to Coach Lakers

When Phil Jackson retired (again) a few years ago, you had the feeling that he didn’t really want to walk away forever. Almost as if he just needs a breather every now and again. With the Mike Brown firing, it appears as if Jackson is on the Lakers’ radar. Los Angeles has reached out to Phil and there is mutual interest. In fact, it appears closer than we all think.

According to CSN Bay Area

There is a scenario in which former Lakers coach Phil Jackson would consider returning for a third stint with the team, sources said late Friday, but it will require executive VP Jim Buss once again relinquishing the organizational reins – and this time handing them to Jackson, rather than back to GM Mitch Kupchak.

One source described the possibility of Jackson returning, should a suitable offer be made, as “strong.”

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