Did The Lakers Screw Phil Jackson? His Official Statement Makes It Seem That Way

This is real simple.

Doesn’t matter if Phil Jackson asked for Jack Nicholson’s glasses if the Lakers told him he had until Monday to make a decision their decision to hire Mike D’Antoni in the middle of the night is super shady.

Jocks and Stiletto Jill has Phillip’s full statement.

“Saturday morning, Jim Buss, called to ask if he could come and visit. I did not solicit or ask for the opportunity, but I welcomed both he and Mitch Kupchak into my home to discuss the possibility of my return to the Lakers as the head coach. We talked for over an hour and a half.

“No contractual terms were discussed and we concluded with a hand shake and an understanding that I would have until Monday (today) to come back to them with my decision. I did convey to them that I did have the confidence that I could do the job.

“I was awakened at midnight on Sunday by a phone call from Mitch Kupchak. He told me that the Lakers had signed Mike D’Antoni to a 3-year agreement and that they felt he was the best coach for the team. The decision is of course theirs to make. I am gratified by the groundswell of support from the Laker Fans who endorsed my return and it is the principal reason why I considered the possibility.”

Phil Jackson’s agent then went on a rant that wasn’t as politically correct as Jackson’s statement.

Who do you believe?

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