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Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson Still Open To Coaching.


Ever since the Los Angeles Lakers passed on the opportunity to hire Phil Jackson as their head coach last season many believed that Phil would never coach in the NBA again. But that may not be the case.

The closest person to Phil his fiancee Jeanie Buss still believes he would coach again.

Per the LA Times:

“It has to be the right situation,” Buss said Thursday during a live radio segment on ESPN Los Angeles (710 AM).Buss, who is engaged to Jackson, said the former Lakers coach still has “that need where he’s got to coach something.”

Early last season, the Lakers fired Mike Brown but hired Coach Mike D’Antoni after interviewing Jackson for the position.

According to Buss, Jackson believes the current roster is well-suited for D’Antoni.

“Phil has said the team now is really going to do well under D’Antoni’s system,” said Buss. “Phil felt he was better for Dwight Howard.”

Howard left for the Houston Rockets as a free agent this summer.
“I don’t know how things are going to turn out,” Buss said of Jackson. “I just don’t think he’s done contributing yet. I think he’s got a lot to give.”
It seems as if Phil would be willing to coach again in the right situation. He hasn’t officially turned the idea down. If Phil is healthy and truly ready to return to an NBA Bench which team could be the right fit for him?

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    February 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm

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