Phil Jackson began addressing local media from L.A.’s practice facility at 2 p.m. Pacific today. Mike Trudell, The official Lakers reporter, has been tweeting updates. We’ll update them on here for you as well!

The following updates are provided by Mike Trudell:

- Phil Jackson’s first comment regarding training camp involved making the transition for Ron Artest “seamless.”
– On Rambis: “I’ll have to spend more time working with the big guys, and the staff will have to take on the defensive responsibility.”

Jackson said he is going to Lamar Odom’s wedding. “I’m very supportive of Lamar and want everything to go right for him.”
– Jackson said he wants to keep Fisher playing between 22 and 28 minutes in the regular season to save him for critical (playoff) moments.

– Jackson said that he is personally feeling very well from a physical standpoint.

Phil agreed that the frontcourt 4-some of Bynum-Gasol-Odom-Artest is easily the most talented he’s had. Cited 2000 Blazers as previous best.

For a more detailed report, check out the official LakersBasketBlog!

Also, you can watch the entire presser here on!

  • scoobs

    On Sasha: Phil added, “We asked him to cut his hair and he did.” A psychological fresh start? “Sasha played with his hair last year more than he did on the court,” Jackson quipped.

  • drewdeluxe

    Front court 4-some of 2000 Blazers previous best?


  • matthew

    phil also said he is considering using the big lineup of kobe, artest, odom, gasol, and bynum… i wonder how that will turn out to be, but i doubt we see this lineup, even to finish games. but well see.

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    What about the scrubs Mobenga Sasha farmar
    Luke Morrison what the hell are these guys doing here ? Please answer this Phil.
    Josh Powell Shannon Brown But the rest need to go trade these bums .
    Also Bynum has no drive big but useless as
    a extra dick.

    • desecrator93

      Seriously, kill yourself.

      • http://vinginor laker raja

        You first you piece of Chicken shit.
        Have a take you Pussy.
        Is you mother breast feeding you again ?

  • Megan Fox JJC

    Finally. Sasha’s hair is gone. Perhaps he’ll play to his potential now. He did start slumping ever since he had the long hair.

    • WatWudChickSay? (WWCS?)

      Sasha’s Hairband Cut By Lakers

      As part of a “fresh start” for Sasha Vujacic, the Lakers have released Sasha’s Hairband. Coach Phil Jackson said that while the team appreciated Hairband’s efforts, he and GM Mitch Kupchak felt Hairband had a better chance of making an NBA team in another location.

      The Washington Wizards are rumored to be interested in Hairband as a pairing with Mike Miller, though league sources say Hairband has also drawn interest from Discovery Channel’s Les Stroud (“Survivorman”) as a garrot for killing small lizards and mice.