This may be the shortest-lived poll in the history of this site. Then again, Phil Jackson might say “no.” With the Zen Master, you never can quite tell. So without further ado, we ask you: Who do you think should be the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers now that Mike Brown has been fired? Vote below, and the results will display after you have cast your ballot.
// When we last saw Phil Jackson coaching on that elevated seat of his, he was a man in pain. He had a terrible hip problem, he needed a knee replacement, and the rigors of the NBA lifestyle were taking a toll on his physical comfort and health. Phil needed a sabbatical, and I’d say 18 months away from the game qualifies as a sabbatical-sized absence. But as discussed in this podcast and in this video, this decision may come down more
Jim Buss, son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss Even if Phil Jackson wants to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, and even if everyone from Kobe Bryant to Mitch Kupchak to Dwight Howard to Paul Gasol endorses the move, does that necessarily mean he will get the job? The man with the ultimate answer is pictured to the left. He is Jim Buss, son of majority owner Jerry Buss, and sister of Jackson’s significant other, Jeanie Buss. Yes, it is
Dec. 4, 2012 Brian Geltzeiler joins 1560 the Game in Houston for his weekly spot to talk NBA with Sean Pendergast and John Granato. In this show, Brian breaks down the possibilities and likelihood of a Pau Gasol trade. They discuss different scenarios on how the Lakers can unload the struggling star and what they can get in return. Sean and John also fielded Brian’s opinions on the Gregg Popovich verses David Stern battle as well as his take on the rising
Dwight wants Phil! Dwight Howard has told the Los Angeles Lakers he wants them to bring back Phil Jackson as coach,’ a source close to the team tells SheridanHoops.com. With the Lakers having fired Mike Brown earlier today, speculation is running rampant about who the next coach will be. Jackson has been coach of the Lakers on two different occasions, and he remains romantically involved with Jeanie Buss, the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Buss’ son, Jim, is expected to be the person
It was never really a question of “if, but “when?” And now that the news of Mike Brown’s hiring has gone viral, NBA players are reacting to it on Twitter in all sorts of ways. Of course, if you read Mark Heisler’s column earlier this week atop his Power Rankings, you’d have seen this coming, too — sooner rather than later. A sampling: Lakers. #philJackson — Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) November 9, 2012 Lakers= Nate McMillan — ReggieEvans30 (@ReggieEvans30) November 9, 2012 Cold world. — Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) November
When you are held together with duct tape and screws, your days of playing 82-game seasons are over. The Golden State Warriors knew this when they acquired Andrew Bogut from the Milwaukee Bucks last season, and now they are living with the consequences. Bogut will not play for the next 7-10 days, the Warriors announced Thursday. From their news release: “Warriors center Andrew Bogut will not play in any of the team’s games over the next 7-10 days in an effort to continue