Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Lakers Must Win Title To Keep Phil Jackson

May 25th, 2010 by Josh Hoffman Leave a reply »
According to his longtime girlfriend and Los Angeles Lakers vice president Jeanie Buss, Phil Jackson enjoys listening to tunes from renowned musicals—mainly because he performed in one during his high school years.

However, right now the Lakers coach may very well be rocking out to another genre, perhaps of the punk-rock variety and in the form of the song Should I Stay or Should I Go by "The Clash"—at least after reports surfaced that Jackson was indirectly contacted by the Chicago Bulls about their coaching vacancy.

What makes this report so interesting is not that "people close to both parties have spoken and come away with the belief that Jackson would be open to a potential reunion in Chicago next season," according to the aforementioned report, because when it comes down to it, talk is cheap.

Instead, what makes this report so interesting is: (a) LeBron James' impending free agency; (b) Chris Bosh's five-team, sign-and-trade wish list, which includes Chicago; and (c) the notion that Lakers owner Jerry Buss has already told Jackson that his reported $12.5-million salary will drastically decrease if the two parties do indeed rea ...

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