LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss said on a radio show on Monday that Phil Jackson is very “committed” to the New York Knicks and will not be coming to the Los Angeles Lakers anytime soon.
“To visit, yes … but in terms of basketball, he’s committed to New York for many years,” Buss said on ESPN Radio via Ramona Shelburne.
“He’s building something there. He has a mission, he’s on that journey to get the team back to where he believes it can be and it will be.”
Buss has indicated in the past that there will be changes made to the front office if the team is not competitive next season, but apparently these changes will not include Jackson.
“In terms of the Lakers, we have a front office. They’re putting together a team. … They have a vision. I’m excited to see what the future holds for us,” Buss added.