Phil Jackson Engaged: Proposal Is Sign Zen Master Content Staying off Sidelines

January 5th, 2013 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
After a decade-long courtship, coaching legend Phil Jackson and the daughter of the Los Angeles Lakers owner and team executive, Jeanie Buss, are engaged.

I offer my congratulations to the happy couple, but I'm not here to just comment on the engagement. I need to figure out what it all means.

So, when it comes to the Zen Master, the most pertinent aspect is how it affects his coaching status. Phil stepped away from coaching two seasons ago, but the 67-year-old remains a popular topic when speculating about coaching jobs.

He certainly has not ruled out the possibility of returning. He was reportedly prepared to return to the Lakers earlier this season after Mike Brown was fired. As it turns out, the Lakers surprised Phil and went with Mike D'Antoni. 

Not long after, Phil was engaged, and by all accounts, the decision to make the switch in relationship status came from Jackson. Check out the tweet announcing the engagement by Jeanie Buss.

Twitter family - Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!:-)

— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) January 4, 2013 I wonder if Phil contemplated trying to pass o ...

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