NBA Rumors: Phil Jackson leaving New York Knicks for Los Angeles Lakers

Phil Jackson with the Lakers (Photo courtesy: Bridget Samuels/Wikimedia Commons)

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson is now part of the NBA rumors regarding leaving his current position for a return to his former team Los Angeles Lakers in an unknown capacity.

Michael Grange of Sportsnet reported that Phil Jackson expressed his strong desire to be back wit his former team Los Angeles Lakers:

“A little nosing around NBA circles adds some important elements of subtext. One is that Jackson badly wants out of New York, preferring to return back to Los Angeles to be near his fiancee, Lakers scion Jeanie Buss. Jackson is believed to have an out in his Knicks deal that could free him up to do just that at the end of next season unless things between him and Dolan become untenable before that,” Grange wrote.

“It’s believed that as soon as Jeanie’s brother Jim Buss — blamed for the Lakers current free fall — is somehow removed from the scene, Jackson will be back as soon as he can engineer it.”

With Lakers being the worst team in the Western Conference, now is the perfect time to make adjustments with their players and coaching staff in order to resurrect Lakers’ legacy.

With Byron Scott as the Lakers’ head coach, Lakers’ fans and supporters seemed to be very disappointed with the current team’s performance and said that they do not like Scott for the position.

Phil Jackson holds the record for the highest winning percentage among coaches in NBA history. Jackson is known for his use of Tex Winter’s triangle offense as well as a holistic approach to coaching that is influenced by Eastern philosophy, earning him the nickname “Zen Master”.

Phil Jackson won 11 NBA titles including five coming from Los Angeles Lakers. He won the other six with his former team, Chicago Bulls

Photo courtesy: Bridget Samuels/Wikimedia

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