Lakers News: Luke Walton Comments on Relationship with Phil Jackson

December 12th, 2016 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

Phil Jackson seems to be making more enemies lately, but he still has a friend in Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton.

The 36-year-old spent nine years playing under Jackson as a member of the Lakers from 2003-2011 and now calls up his former boss for advice in his first season as a full-time coach.

When asked what the two discuss, Walton told the media Sunday, "how to coach," per Marc Berman of the New York Post.

"When I call him now, instead of random check-ins, it's about specific things," Walton explained. "I try to get his opinion on how he thinks I should handle something on getting better at certain things, just picking his brain. So far he's batting 100 percent."

Jackson, now the team president of the New York Knicks, is one of the most successful coaches in NBA history with 11 titles between the Lakers and Chicago Bulls. However, his work in the front office hasn't been quite as easy with the Knicks going just 49-115 in his first two years at the helm.

Additionally, he has come under criticism lately due to comments made toward the team's star player Carmelo Anthony.

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