Phil Jackson back with the Los Angeles Lakers? According to a report, there is a possibility that the current New York Knicks president will leave the Big Apple and return to Hollywood in the future.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that there is a “strong belief” that Jackson will “eventually find his way” back with the Los Angeles Lakers.
If Jackson indeed returns to the Lakers, he will be reunited with Lakers part owner and president Jeanie Buss, who also happens to be Jackson’s fiancée.
The Knicks recently fired Derek Fisher as head coach, a curious move considering Jackson handpicked his former player to be the mentor of the squad.
“One way or another, Jackson will be gone before the next Knicks coach has cycled through New York. To think the next Knicks president/GM – Steve Mills or Isiah Thomas – will stay true to the triangle is absurd, and so hiring one more triangle coach is almost guaranteeing him Fisher’s fate,” Wojnarowski, one of the most reliable NBA insiders today, added in his article.
Jackson landed in New York in 2014 when he signed a five-year deal worth $60 million to serve as the team’s president.
Jackson had a highly successful stint as head coach for the Lakers leading them to five titles, a three-peat from 2000 to 2002 and back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010.
Both the Lakers and Knicks have struggled this season with the former owning the worst record (11-43) in the Western Conference and with the latter currently at a disappointing 23-31 win-loss record, or in 10th place, in the Eastern Conference.
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