Great news, this will be Phil’s last hoorah… one last time.

Lakers.com: Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson Will Return For The 2010-11 Season

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson has decided to return to coach the team for the 2010-11 season, it was announced today.

“Count me in,” said Jackson. “After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its title in the 2010-11 season. It’ll be the last stand for me, and I hope a grand one.”

Jackson, who most recently guided the Lakers to the 2010 NBA Championship, their second in a row, has won five titles as head coach of the Lakers. Overall, Jackson has guided his teams to eleven NBA Championships, the most of any coach in NBA history.

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  • Showtime4eva

    Let’s make it a good one!!

    • Vic The Brick

      Laker Fans, Feeling You!!!

      All hail Bodhisattva – Phil Jackson, the enlightened one, the man who lives in a transcend place atop of the heavens of basketball lore; is coming back for numero doce. The pinnacle of The Zen Master’s legacy has come to this; the 3peat mountain is upon us! If this is indeed Phil Jackson’s “Last Stand” let it be a memorable one, “a grand one!”

      • http://Lakersnation.com Heber

        Vic the brick on lakers nation. I love it. Feeling you vic!

  • bLuE

    3 PEAT 3 PEAT 3 PEAT YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wilt

    SAY 3PEAT BECAUSE ITS OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TonyStarks79

    Let’s get’em Lakeshow! Let’s win one more for the City of Los Angeles! 3-peat son!

    • jayo

      ONe more with Phil. Dont make it sound like we only want one more. I wont be at ease till we beat the celtricks to 18.

      • Cody

        I watch THE LAKERS for a WIN, not just to surpass boston. I hope we can go for the 4 peat then the 5 then, well we will worry about the 6 peat when it comes that time.

  • Robert

    Can you say BACK TO BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS! YEAH GO LAKERS!!!!

  • Robert

    oh, another Robert.
    .
    Anyway – GETTING READY FOR FIGUEROA PARADE NEXT YEAR!!!!!

  • 242LakerFan

    HELLOOO QUADRUPLE TRIPLE!
    Greatest coach of all time!!!
    Threepeat here we come!!!

  • More Cookies 4 Kob

    Phil Jackson is Bodhisattva. You’ve reached enlightenment my friend.

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    FCUK YEAH!!!!!!!

    THE BIGGEST FREE AGENT NEWS HAS JUST BEEN SETTLED!!!!!!!! FCUK LeCrap and Douche Wade and B!th Bosh!!!!!!!!!!!! FCUK THEM AND THEIR JUSTICE LEAGUE OF SPOILED ATHLETES TEAM!!!!!!!!!! THEY CANNOT AND WILL NOT BEAT OUR LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FCUK THEM AND THEIR STUPID TOUR STOP!!!!!!!!!! THESE DOUCHE BAGS ARE SO FULL OF EGO AND THEY ALL KNOW WHERE THEY ARE NOT GOING BUT YET, THEY STILL WANT TO BE WINED AND DINED LIKE THE B!TCHES THAT THEY ARE!!!!!!!

    FCUK THEM!!!!!!

    GO PHIL!!!!!!!!!
    GO SIGN SOME GOOD FITS MITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • jaydubb415

    How would the greatest performer of all-time ”Michael Jackson R.I.P”let’s dance shout shake ya body down 2 the ground”

  • kobez

    awesome!….. the zen master will have some tricks up his sleeve if there is a “dream team” of wade, lebron, bosh.

    Three Peat!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1460601006&ref=profile OaklandLakers

    3… The number of titles in row we’re gona get.
    29… The number of teams that just said “Fvck”

  • mecka24

    HELLLLLLLLLL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! Wheres a SCRUB when u need one..HEY!! Theres M1K3…….

    • mecka24

      REPEAT!!!! THREEPEAT!!!

  • 09-10-11champs!

    3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!,3peat!!

  • XTRO

    he’s baaccccckkkkkkk!!! let’s go them rings!

  • LakerLand_Nostradamus

    I predict that while back.
    PJ is a superstitious guy and he will give another shot to 4 3 peat runs.
    What I can’t really see on my ball now is who will take his place after this season. While I like Byron Scott, we need to get someone who really understands the triangle and keep the system in place since it is so successful for the Lakers.

    • http://getgasol.com getgasol

      Byron Scott is going to the Cavs. It’s semi-official. It will probably be formally announced as official sometime today.

      Brian Shaw backed out of the whole thing with the Cavs yesterday and I suspect it’s because Phil is returning and Shaw will assistant coach side by side with Phil one last time before he takes over as head coach next season.

      If they do decide to continue using the triangle, Shaw is probably the best choice for our next coach next season anyway.

      • LakerLand_Nostradamus

        I like Shaw my only concern is his lack of experience on the big stage.

        • 242LakerFan

          SAY WHAT? He won 3 as a player under Phil, then he coached in three more Finals under Phil. He’ll have more experience coming in than Phil did!

          • Why

            yea i mean thats not something i would be to woried about either he has been apart of all of our championships
            the past decade and has been soaking up all kinds of knowledge from phil….i would probably trust shaw as our oach more then all but maybe 2 or 3 coaches in the league today

  • Danny T

    3 peat is for sure

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    FCUK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

  • tooshort29

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA YES! GONNA GET ANOTHER RING!!!!!!!

  • Sir

    Paycut, please?

  • eboK

    Let’s Go Lakers

    2011 Champs

  • jaydubb415

    But this will help us in ”free agency”its way bigger then when ”doc rivers’said he was coming back,first of all because i’m a ”laker fan 4 life”second cuzz are team is better than boston,so phil saying he coming back opens it up 2 make this ”run again”we will do some ”tweaking”of the team phil jackson’s team always ”tweaked”but the ”core”will be their thats ”4 sure”!

  • http://getgasol.com getgasol

    …and all was right with the world again.

  • Daffy Duck

    I think Phil Jackson only came back so he could make more love with Jeanie Buss. Possibly in the rear, too.

  • double

    Maybe Byron knew ahead of time.

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    Thanks Phil! Let’s GO!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    sometimes i hate that jackson won’t call time outs… sometimes i think he waits too long to let guys come back into a game before the bench loses a lead… sometimes i think he is too old to keep doing this… sometimes i think we would be better off with a younger more energetic coach… but the rings… the rings don’t lie… i’m glad jackson decided to come back and i love that he is saying up front its only for one more year… hopefully midway through the season they’ll make it official shaw is taking over and there won’t be an uncertainty about the teams future..

    • 242LakerFan

      I read the first part of your post and was ready to verbally rip you a new one. But your point is dead on. And I hope they plan the coaching transition ahead of time like you say.

  • DCLakeshow

    Besides having the master of the Triangle running things, I believe this to be a good sign for the Lakers Free Agency. Personally, I don’t think Phil would return, if he didn’t feel that we were going to have the right tools to 3peat. ALSO…he might be hoping for two possible scenarious.
    1.) Lakers vs Celtics (aka Phil vs Doc)… the final chapter.

    2.) Lakers vs “The Justice League” (aka Lebron’s purchased/quick fix team)

    Ultimately… I think Phil loves the prospect of going out, against the best competition … because he doesn’t want any of the naysayers, screaming…”Yeah…but he had Jordan and Pipen….then Kobe and Shaq…then Kobe and Gasol”

    Last year…I didn’t care if Lebronie made it to the finals or not, I just wanted to face the Celtics and get revenge. Now, that we’ve done that, bring on the Super Powers, (assuming we get past Oklahoma) and let the battle begin.

  • AssButter

    3 peat is on lock now

  • RockstarsoftheNBA

    DOC up the RIVERS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT!

    I’LL DRINK TO THAT…CHEERS!!!

    LAKERSEFFINRULE!!!!!

  • Robert

    We know it’s ring #12 for Phil. The team will ‘win one for the Gipper’. U know it’s true!!!!
    .
    They better have a rally at the Coliseum next year.

  • trippleocho

    HELL YES.

  • roundballrev

    I’m with you Jayo. I want #18. BTW Will this really be Phil’s last stand? What if he has a chance to win more than three in a row? Is “the last stand” comment just classic Phil talk to motivate the team?

  • ^ ^

    Yeah!!!! 3 Peat!!! Here we come!!! ^ ^

  • mr.laker

    Thank goodness… we HAVE to send Phil off as a champion… we have no choice

  • MeX562

    THANK GOD, I DID NOT WANT BYRON SCOTT TO BE THE NEXT COACH I LOVE HIM AS AN ALL TIME LAKER, BUT I DNT REALLY LOVE HIM AS A COACH, J.KIDD, AND CP3, BOTH DISLIKED PLAYING WITH HIM TOWARDS THE END OF HIS TENURE WITH BOTH THE NETS AND HORNETS, NEXT LAKERS COACH SHOULD BE B.SHAW OR EVEN THE GREAT KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR.

  • TheLAKERSwon09

    YES PHIL MADE A GREAT CHOICE

  • Touch ME

    Guys and gals keep in mind that if we make the championship again it will be the 4th year in a row. When we attempted that when we won the 3-peat we lost in the 2nd round to the Spurs. The Lakers will be more fatugued and the NBA will get stronger. Don’t think just cuz it Phils last season we automatically won the championship. Don’t forget when we were down 3-2 to the C’s we gave up and when we were down 13 in game 7 we gave up.

    Lakersland Nostra dont worry about who will coach after Phil leaves worry about who will be next years champs and what competition will be in place cuz last year was the hardest by far.

    Glad to see Phil back !!! Now lets build a bench

  • Sasha4Lvp

    Come on Lakers! Let’s give Phil a proper send off, that of a champion! Let’s go!!!!

  • ALMIGHTY _LAKERS

    Great decision Phil! Lets get some key free agents, get fish back and tweak the bench, Yeah I understand this is Phil’s last season and I do hope it ends well too.

    THREE PEAT! THREE PEAT!

  • lakers0828

    YEah Phill The Man Lets Do it for The Zen Master !!!

  • TheLakerGenera11

    This is it nation… In the Kobe Bryant era he has had seven finals trips PJ has had 13. this is Phil’s official last season good or bad, n to cement Kobe’s gr8t legacy a win against any opponent from the east particularly D wade or LBJ would sky rocket KoBe 2 top 3 greatest players ever! This 3 peat this 6th ring this 17th banner this potential unprecedented 12th finals victory as a head coach will be the hardest championship this team will have to earn. Everyone is prayin 4 LA’s dwnfall…I don’t know what the future holds but lets get this win for the Zen! 17 on the horizon!!!!

  • Cody

    This is great news but when it said “his final”, well that kinda brought tears to my eyes. When PHIL official retires I will definitely cry. He has brought so much to this team.

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    fuck yeahhhhhhhhh
    most important acquisition of this year for lakerland

    the goat is back!
    thanks PHIL
    we love you and we definitely NEED you to keep winning

    now let’s ruin lecrab dreams!!!!!!!!

  • wbgk

    AMAZING!!!!

    Can’t believe it’s true…..
    Wow, one more season.
    We better make this a memorable season. So all the players, all the staff, but especially we the fans.
    Staples Center should be loud every home game.
    Let’s sign some good additions and get that 3-peat!
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    .
    Thanks Phil!

  • riorondoisafaggot

    im going to make a phil jackson jersey with number 12 and wear it everyday.

    • TheLakerGenera11

      ROFL @ ur username “riorondoisaf@**t” lmao thats a cool username man lol…. speaking of which..i’m sure im not the only 1 who feels that there are a lot of trolls on this website all of a sudden right nation?? I want this site to keep progressing but i feel like as it gets bigger, trolls n fake fans r starting to jump on the site…oh well neway gr8t username hehe

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF2