L.A. Times: Even when Lakers Coach Phil Jackson attempted on Saturday night to bring clarity about his future, he was often vacillating instead.
Jackson waffled when asked whether he would return to coach the Lakers if they repeated as NBA champions.
He’ll decide in June or July, but Jackson’s comments regarding exactly what that decision will be based on left many reporters confounded before the Lakers’ 103-84 victory over the New Jersey Nets.
Jackson, 64, is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $12 million this season.
He even joked that he wouldn’t take a pay cut to return as coach of the Lakers.
When Jackson first was asked whether his chances of returning improved if the Lakers won the NBA championship again, he was emphatic with his answer.
“Oh, sure,” Jackson said. “It really does.”