Phil Jackson returns relaxed, ready, and will limit Kobe’s minutes

    A lot of cool Phil Jackson news just hit including him wanting to limit Kobe’s minutes to keep him healthy for the post-season. A fellow fan and friend once told me, “I love Kobe so much I don’t want to watch him play (to keep him healthy).” I think I might have that going on right now!

    Yahoo: Don’t be fooled by Phil Jackson’s tan and relaxed demeanor. He’s still upset about missing out on another NBA title last summer.

    “There’s still a little angst and anger there,” the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach told reporters Friday at the team’s practice facility.

    The Lakers lost the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics in six games in June, costing the Hall of Fame coach a chance at his league-record 10th coaching title.

    Jackson appeared tanned, rested and relaxed as he spoke with reporters about his summer of boating, swimming and spending time with his grandchildren. He also spoke of possible changes that could help Los Angeles win another title.

    Although the Lakers have the core of their rotation back from last season, Jackson said he’s not content with the status quo. Above all, he’s eager to see how well Andrew Bynum mixes with fellow 7-footer Pau Gasol.

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    • kobean

      pj looks younger

    • Alex

      NO STACHE’?!?!?!?!

    • Freshh

      Dynasty begins

    • e

      cant limit his minutes too much now

    • LakersFirst

      [Comment ID #51171 Will Be Quoted Here]

      Unless your name is MJ, championships are won through a big man. Hopefully, AB can be the next great Laker big man. Time will tell.

    • VoiceofReason

      Blow outs = Less minutes for Kobe. Less minutes = lower chance of getting hurt :)

    • e

      [Comment ID #51174 Will Be Quoted Here]

      bynum will be great no doubt..but i see him being great through defense more than offense..at least for as long as phil is around

    • kb24bestever

      he should not give kobe less than 35 minutes unless were blowing the other team out.

    • LakersFirst

      [Comment ID #51184 Will Be Quoted Here]

      And defense wins championships.

    • e

      [Comment ID #51207 Will Be Quoted Here]

      honestly, it’s not going to be because of bynum alone that we win…u take out our other guys and we’re back where we were