He’s Back Jack: Los Angeles Lakers Announce the Return of Phil Jackson

July 1st, 2010 by Todd Kaufmann Leave a reply »
So this isn't one of the best kept secrets in the NBA, but the Los Angeles Lakers made the announcement official today that their head coach, Phil Jackson, will return to the team for the 2010-2011 season.

During a press conference Jackson told the media, “Count me in. After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its title in the 2010-11 season. It’ll be the last stand for me, and I hope a grand one.”

After the Los Angeles Lakers won game seven of the NBA Finals over the Boston Celtics, Jackson told his team and the media that he needed time to decide whether or not he was ready for one more campaign on the bench.

I guess Phil wanted his own spotlight as he chose the day that free agency in the NBA began to make his announcement.

I can't help but wonder how much of an impact this makes on any free agent out there, from Dwayne Wade, to Chris Bosh, to Ray Allen, as to whether or not they want to play for the Lakers.

While most would say that it doesn't make that big of a difference, that money talks more than the head coach, I'd arg ...

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