Los Angeles Lakers Bringing Back Phil Jackson For One Task

The Zen Master is back, sort of.

Phil Jackson will be advising the Los Angeles Lakers on their head coaching search. The former Bulls/Lakers coach previously had influence on the process when the Lakers hired Frank Vogel.

“This is very much a committee in L.A. putting together this coaching search,” said Adrian Wojnarowski. “One person who is certainly significantly involved in this process is Phil Jackson. He’s got a voice in this.”

Jackson and Kurt Rambis considered hiring Vogel to become head coach of the New York Knicks before deciding on Derek Fisher.

The Lakers are expected to have a lengthy process before deciding upon their next head coach.

If Phil was a bit younger and healthier, there’s no doubt he’d be the one roaming the courtside.  It’s going to be an uphill battle for whomever lands it.


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