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Phil Jackson Says Coaching Knicks Would Be Special

For starters, Phil Jackson told the New York Times he’s not interested in coaching right now. Let’s get that out there, first and foremost. See, I’ll even blockquote it, from the New York Times: “I have no desire to coach,” he said. “You never say never, right? I mean, there’s always something that might change my mind — but I just don’t see i


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Jerry West Recounts Slights From Phil Jackson

Jerry West has a new autobiography coming out, and the San Jose Mercury News has some excerpts and a look at West who recently purchased a small stake of the Warriors and is working as a consultant on the basketball side.


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Tex Winter’s Induction Into The Hall Of Fame Is Long Overdue

The final leg of a wonderful ride began this week for Tex Winter, although his son, Chris, didn’t see it as much of a journey. Flight delays and his background as a physicist had Chris seeing the world through a practical spectrum when I caught up with him by phone from Manhattan, Kan., on his way to Springfield, Mass.


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Phil Jackson: Kobe Wants To Pass Jordan In Scoring

Kobe Bryant will forever be compared to Michael Jordan. From position to style to legacy, Bryant will never make it out of a discussion about his place in the league’s history without a reference to the G.O.A.T. It’s simply inescapable.


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Mike Brown, Lakers Agree To 4-Year, $18.25M Deal

According to Ken Berger of, the Lakers and Mike Brown are finalizing negotiations to make him the next coach. “It’s close,” a source said.


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Report: Lakers Expected To Sign Mike Brown

Reports say that the Lakers will hire Mike Brown as their new head coach following the retirement of Phil Jackson. Steinmetz reports two sources confirming a four-year, $18 million deal for Brown. Previous reports had Brown close to a deal following owner Jerry Buss telling reporters that the Lakers were “very close” to a new head coach.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/24/2011

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Report: Lakers Reach Out To Rick Adelman

The Lakers aren’t just giving former Blazers/Kings/Rockets coach Rick Adelman the courtesy of being on the shortlist. They’re serious about pursuing him further as they inch towards a new head coach with Phil Jackson’s vacant and extremely tall seat still warm.


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Jackson Leaves Lakers For Adventures Outside NBA

Phil Jackson imagines himself exploring the southern tropics next winter, or maybe circumnavigating the globe on a motorcycle.

CBS Los Angeles–05/11/2011

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Laker Haters Need To Be Careful What They Wish For

The price of enjoying the Los Angeles Lakers’ extraordinary flame-out is a high one. But good on you if you’re ready to pay it.


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Sore Losers? Lakers’ 2-Year Reign Comes To An End

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The fun is over for Phil Jackson and the Los Angeles Lakers after an ugly blowout loss Sunday in Dallas. The Mavericks completed a four-game sweep of the series with a 122-86 […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2011

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One Last Fine? Jackson Gets Hit For $35k By League

DALLAS (AP) — Just before what could’ve been the last game of his coaching career, Lakers coach Phil Jackson was fined $35,000 for comments about the officiating. Who replaced Phil Jackson? The NBA sent a […]


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Kobe, Lakers Believe In 0-3 Comeback

So this is how it could end for Phil Jackson, the guy who turned Michael Jordan into a champion, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal into champions, and Bryant into a winner without O’Neal. With a sweep.


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Bynum, Gasol Look To Continue Dominance vs. Hornets

Chris Paul insisted he could not remember exactly how or when he wound up with a left thumb injury that forced him to practice with a black wrap on his left hand on Saturday.

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Phil Jackson Prepares For Final Playoff Run

Phil Jackson showed up for the first day of his final NBA playoff run in a plaid shirt and khaki shorts, leaning on a walking stick.


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Lakers, Phil Fined $75K Each For Lockout Comments

The comment evidently was one made in Portland to traveling Laker writers about next season in which Jackson reportedly said it would be wiped out entirely. Jackson even went as far to say that it factored into his decision to retire.