Are you prepared to hear Phil Jackson, Lakers color analyst? That's one of several roles Jeanie Buss opined he'd be
willing to fill if the franchise needed, in an angle I simply didn't have room for in my recent piece on the Lakers for The Hollywood Reporter that can be found here: http://www.hollywoodre... "Right now he has no official position," Jeanie said of Phil's role with the team. "He wants to be supportive of me and the organization. He has no contractual obligation. He would listen to anything where he might be able to help. If we asked him to fill in on the broadcast because someone was out, I'm sure he'd do it. Just because everyone puts him as a coach doesn't mean that's the only thing he's capable of doing." Jim Buss welcomes Phil's involvement - to a degree. "We can call him at any time," Jim said. "(GM) Mitch (Kupchak) has sat down with him several times, especially with the Dwight situation. I'd be more than happy to have him on a consultant basis. I don't think we're paying him and I don't know if he has an official title. I have no idea if Jeanie wants to sit down and discuss that. But I have no issues with him coming back or having a role.
I know that it's not a for sure thing, just something Jeanie said Phil would do if they asked him as he's willing to do ANYTHING they ask... but I think that's a very interesting position and proposition that they could ask of him just in case that he'd apparently be up for. Jeanie planting seeds... and Jim apparently being behind giving Phil something official if he and Jeanie got down to talking about it as well as Phil. So all those are good signs.
I don't think it will happen anytime soon... but think about it.
If Phil truly can't physically coach anymore... imagine..
Are you prepared for Phil Jackson and Stu Lantz on commentary?
Edited by Majesty, August 23, 2013 - 01:52 AM.