With all the speculation of here Phil Jackson is going to be coaching next year, the truth is the man known simply as The Zen Master is not even sure he wants to coach.
"I've not made up my mind. Coaching is an option," Jackson told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday, adding that while he had set no deadline for his decision, "by mid-June or by early June, people need to have answers."
OK, this is starting to get ridiculous now. What's worse is that Dr. Buss and company don't even appear to have a "Plan B" as far as this goes. He says they have a short wishlist for head coach but it's looking more and more like that list is so short, it only has one guy on it.
Or maybe this is just a game and the decision has already been made to bring him back but they're waiting on the right moment to make the announcement. During or directly after the Finals, maybe?
"The way I feel right now, I'd trade my mother if the right deal came along." -- Isiah Thomas.
I wondered aloud today whether a player ever has or ever should get MVP consideration, not based on what he's done for this CURRENT team, but based on how poorly his FORMER team is doing in his absence.