Phil plans to return to the Lakers (based off health test results)
O.C. Register: Phil Jackson made clear he intends to return as Lakers coach if he has no new health issues discovered in upcoming medical checkups.
“There’s no doubt,” Jackson said.
I asked him about his feeling during the champagne bath he was lured into upon winning in Orlando, and he said of these players who have meant so much to him: “Their joy was passed on to me.”
It is 2:35 p.m. now, and Jackson just came down the stairs from the Lakers’ executive offices with Jeanie Buss. He gave a thumbs-up and was outta here … but only for a while.