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CRZ
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#1 Posted on 14.6.05 1228.35
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http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_LAKERS_JACKSON?SITE=RANDOM&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


    Lakers Rehire Phil Jackson As Coach

    By JOHN NADEL
    AP Sports Writer


    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Phil Jackson is coming back to the Los Angeles Lakers, the team he left last year after three NBA championships in five seasons. Lakers spokesman John Black said Tuesday the team has re-hired Jackson, who was let go by owner Jerry Buss last June 18.

    A news conference was set for 5 p.m. EDT at Staples Center.

    [MORE]


I....guess I expected this? I dunno. I now lean even further towards the way of SHAQ-FU


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#2 Posted on 14.6.05 1300.24
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You're crazy. PHIL AINT COMING.

I'll eat all the crow in the world when it's time, but not yet.

It's time. Would you like yours with soup or salad?

All jokes aside, he was the best coach available for this team but getting a coach is the least of the Lakers problems at this point in time. The Zenmeister now has to do something he's not famous for doing - help build a team nowhere near championship-ready to be championship-ready.

We'll see, but I severely doubt the Lakers miss the playoffs next season either way.

And let's just hope the LakerDrama is kept to a minimum this time.

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#3 Posted on 14.6.05 1337.32
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I was hoping Phil would have them schedule the press conference for 9 p.m. EST so they could cut away from the game. /sarcasm


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#4 Posted on 14.6.05 1354.15
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Mmmm, crow! *Chows down*

Bringing Phil back shows me that they are at least TRYING to do something with this team. After last season, I wasnt sure anymore.

But just between you & me, I was rooting for Flip Saunders.
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#5 Posted on 14.6.05 1407.26
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This will at least provide new drama for Kobe. He seemed a little of out sorts this year with nobody to blame for the Lakers losing.
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#6 Posted on 15.6.05 0938.22
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As expected, Shaq:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/basketball/heat/sfl-shaq-lakers15jun15,0,2023933.story?page=2&coll=sfla-sports-heat


    "I'm absolutely happy for Phil," said O'Neal, who learned of Jackson's decision shortly before beginning a magazine photo shoot at the Delano Hotel in South Beach.

    "I had a great relationship with Phil. I thank him for taking me to a level I couldn't get to by myself. I wish him the best of luck. ....."

    O'Neal smiled.

    " ..... because he'll need it."


So, Shaq, how do you think the Zenman will do?


    "I'm not going to say anything," O'Neal said of how his former coach will fare in Los Angeles. "I'm just going to sit back and watch it unfold, like everybody else."

    He told ESPN that he would not call to congratulate Jackson, because "he's not in neutral waters anymore" but hinted at what their conversation might be if they had one.

    "I could have gotten him 12 [million dollars] a year," O'Neal said. Jackson is believed to have received $10 million per season.


Thanks, Shaq. Hey - do you forgive Kobe yet? Do you? Huh?


    "Who?" O'Neal said. "You know what? I'm not familiar with that name. Sorry."



Sounds like he's a little jilted that Phil went back. And people really needs to stop bugging Shaq about Kobe.

On a semi-related note, it's pretty sad how this whole thing has upstaged the Finals. But that's just me.


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#7 Posted on 15.6.05 1349.39
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It's a no-lose situation for Obi-Phil Kenobi. If he manages to drag the Lakers into a playoff run, he's hailed (again) as the savior of the game. If not, people will just blame Kobe.

Plus dating the boss's daughter = fringe benefits?
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#8 Posted on 15.6.05 1616.11
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The guy wrote a book about how much of a jerk Kobe was and now he's going back to coaching him.

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#9 Posted on 15.6.05 1729.57
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Which just goes to show.... something. I'm not sure what though.

Even multi-millionaires make poor decisions? Just because you're rich doesn't mean you don't hate your job? People who live in LA are crazy? Benefits with the Laker Girls are too hard to pass up?

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#10 Posted on 15.6.05 1749.13
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LionJeetSingh: The guy wrote a book about how much of a jerk Kobe was and now he's going back to coaching him.

30 million buys a lot of "it's all good!"...

I like this cartoon - from ESPN. The only thing that's missing is Jackson's old lady behind the sack of dough

FLEA

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#11 Posted on 15.6.05 2149.55
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I hope Phil enjoys his float during the annual Elgin Baylor Day Parade in beautiful, scenic Secaucus next May on Lottery Ping-Pong Ball Day, as that will be the only time Phil will be involved in the NBA once the regular season concludes.
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#12 Posted on 15.6.05 2316.33
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You dont actually believe that, do you? C'mon now.
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#13 Posted on 16.6.05 0114.27
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This couldn't possibly mean that the Lakers are exploring trading Kobe, are they?
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#14 Posted on 16.6.05 0919.27
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Kobe's got a no-trade clause - he's going nowhere unless he wants to.

I HIGHLY doubt the Lakers miss the playoffs a 2nd year in a row. 45-50 wins if they stay healthy.

On another note, Phil Jackson wants to bring Scottie Pippen aboard - mostly to be Odom's coach.

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#15 Posted on 16.6.05 0944.57
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    Originally posted by Kawshen
    I HIGHLY doubt the Lakers miss the playoffs a 2nd year in a row. 45-50 wins if they stay healthy.


I think just with a healthy Kobe and a stable coaching situation 45 wins was definite. The Lakers were over .500 when Rudy T quit, and they were 25-21 in games Kobe played until March 12, after which they promptly lost 17 out of 19. I'm at least sure they won't lose 17 out of 19 with Phil coaching them, a healthy Kobe or not.
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#16 Posted on 16.6.05 1456.32
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I really don't think the Lakers will make the playoffs. An argument could be made they will only be the 3rd best team in California, with Sacramento still better and Golden State capitalizing on their strong finish(I refuse to have any faith in the Clippers, as that could ruin Elgin Baylor Day ceremonies). Safe presumption going into next season, if there is a next season, that Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix and Houston are better than the Lakers? Working from there, the T-Wolves should be able to rebound and get back in the playoffs, the Sonics should be able to stay in the high 40's at worst and the Nuggets should continue to surge until they turn on Karl after next season. That is 7 teams, and I haven't included Sacramento or Memphis, let alone Golden State. Best case scenario the Lakers fight for the 8 seed, and very possibly could be the 10th or 11th best team in the Western Conference.
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#17 Posted on 16.6.05 1543.10
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    I really don't think the Lakers will make the playoffs. An argument could be made they will only be the 3rd best team in California, with Sacramento still better and Golden State capitalizing on their strong finish(I refuse to have any faith in the Clippers, as that could ruin Elgin Baylor Day ceremonies).
If the Maloofs (and to a lesser extent, Petrie) don't make up with Adelman and fast, the Kings' implosion in 2005-06 will be SPECTACULAR.
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#18 Posted on 16.6.05 1547.40
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I'm not sayin that the Lakers are going to magically become a top seed team next year. Everyone expected them to be a .500 team last year duking it out for the 8th playoff spot at the end of the season, but the resignation of Rudy T. and a couple of injuries killed all of that.

Under Phil this year (who is not a miracle worker by any means), I have no reason to think that the Lakers cant have the same realistic goal they had for last year, maybe even better. It really all depends on who they pick-up/get rid of this summer. I just cant imagine they keep more than 6 of the players they had last year.

My prediction: Kobe stays, Odom stays, Butler stays, Chris Mihm stays, Brian Grant stays (unfortunately). I'm not too sure about anybody else.
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