Jeanie hints at Phil’s retirement

If this is really the last trip with the Zen Master, let’s make it on to remember.

ESPN: “I think it’s really important to him to let these guys know that more than likely, he will not be back. It’s weird how history repeats itself, but he left the Bulls as the league went into a labor dispute. Maybe that’s part of it. The urgency is this year. Don’t think we have time to win any more championships [together]. This is really the last one,” Buss said to ESPNLA.com’s Brian and Andy Kamenetzky on Thursday.

“I think it’s really, really important, because you can’t leave on a note where you feel like you left something on the table, where you feel like you did everything you could to be there in the Finals,” Buss continued. “That’s a hard note to leave on and to retire off of. I think he really wants them to take him seriously and leave the speculation of ‘maybe, maybe not,’ whatever. [But] this is probably going to be his last year,” Buss said.

  • JEANIE JACKSON?

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    • James

      Nice post. I think about the same things. However, Phil is getting pretty old and his body is breaking down. So I think at this point he’ll just settle with 12 coaching rings, plenty of well deserved rest, and hot tail.

  • bostonSUCKS88

    lets make it ONE to remember. sorry marwan, i couldnt resist. you got to fix that typo

  • Robert.

    Jeannie usually tells it like it is. She was ‘up in the air’ before this season (with regards to Phil’s retirement), but now she is a bit more ‘sure’.
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    I sincerely hope the Lakers win it all this year, or I guarantee you Phil will return next year. He can’t leave on a ‘losing’ note – he hated losing the FInals to the Celtics 2 years ago, and had to return after that to settle the score.
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    It would make sense to log in at least one Finals win with the current Lakers (Kobe still being a superstar), with the ‘new direction’ of the NBA (big 3′s on powerhouse teams like heat/celtics – Melo will prob. go to Knicks).
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    In the meantime, I believe Phil is coaching Brian Shaw to take over the team (read: Triangle) for the remainder of Kobe’s career here. BUT, Kobe is an ‘on court’ general, and could probably (in a way) co-coach with Shaw during these last years.

  • sasha4lvp

    she has been saying this same crap the last 3 seasons and phil has come back EVERY TIME. the only person who knows about phil’s retirement is PHIL! who cares what she “thinks.”