Jeanie Buss Feels there’s a Chance Phil Jackson Returns to Coaching
Phil Jackson is considered by many to be the greatest coach ever. Jackson has 11 NBA Championships as a head coach, winning six in Chicago and five with the Lakers.
His coaching career ended in 2011 after being swept by the eventual champion Dallas Mavericks. It was one of the worst ways to end a career, but maybe we shouldn’t write his book just yet. Fiancee Jeanie Buss says there may be a chance her fiance returns to the sideline.
“It has to be the right situation,” Buss said Thursday during a live radio segment on ESPN Los Angeles (710 AM).
The Lakers interviewed Phil Jackson for their head coaching vacancy after firing Mike Brown but decided to select Mike D’Antoni instead.
It’s unclear to where Jackson would go if he does decide to come back.
“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.”