Phil Jackson: Is This Lakers Season Really His Last Stand?

October 1st, 2010 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
Phil Jackson is in what he is calling his "last stand" as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He plans on making a run at a possible fourth three-peat, putting all his rings in a basket and riding off into the sunset.

Can we really believe that at this point?

Jackson, in what I can only assume is a contest with Michael Jordan to see who can un-retire the most times, has already retired twice as a head coach.

After the 1998 season with the Bulls, Jackson vowed never to coach again, he came back a year later to coach the Lakers. Following his first NBA Finals loss ever in 2004 to the Pistons he re-retired three days later. 362 days later, he was the Lakers head coach again.

He nearly retired this offseason, with reports as late as the end of June that said Jackson was leaning toward retirement and he was "very serious" about not coaching another team next season. A few days later, he decided to tough it out for one more season, and then be done with it.

Phil has repeatedly declared that this will be it, but now even he isn't sure. Jackson has said as recently as three days ago that he "can't tell" if this will be his l ...

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