Phil Jackson will return, officially, to the Los Angeles Lakers next year! Ring 11… here we come.

Lakers.com: After receiving results of medical tests, Lakers head coach Phil Jackson has announced he will return to coach the team for the 2009-10 season.

“After consulting with Lakers team internist Dr. John Moe, I feel confident that I can gainfully pursue an NBA season with another long playoff postseason. All things point to go!,” said Jackson.

Jackson, who just completed his 9th season as head coach of the Lakers and 18th overall as an NBA head coach, concluded the 2008-09 season by leading the Lakers to the NBA championship. With his most recent title, Jackson won his 10th NBA championship, surpassing the late Red Auerbach for most in NBA history. In addition to his most recent title, Jackson won three consecutive championships in his first three seasons (2000-02) as head coach with the Lakers. The fastest coach to reach 1,000 career victories, Jackson’s total of 1,041 wins ranks 6th all-time. His .705 winning percentage ranks 1st in league history.

A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Jackson served as head coach of the Chicago Bulls for nine seasons prior to joining the Lakers, leading the Bulls to championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

  • Cookie Monster

    Phil is back to work his Zen Magic! Good, he will help tame Ron Ron and keep this team hungry for his 11th ring so that he can move from his fingers to his toes when wearing them. Next priority, which is big, is signing LO7 The Candy Man, and bringing home Kobe’s 5th! GO Lakers!

  • RJ

    Phil is back and hungry for 1 more ring and with the big 3 KOBE RON AND PAU its not gonna be hard to win Whatever happened to Odom they stopped talking bou him and shannon.

  • egeeezy

    Doc Rivers is obviously better than Phil Jackson. He outcoached him in 08 finals. IMO

  • MAMBA24

    EGEEZY ARE U FCKING KIDDING ME YOUR A FCKING IDIOT……. SO WHO HAS THE MOST CAREER PLAYOFF WINS IN THE HISTORY OF THE NBA ITS NOT DOC CRY BABY RIVERS THATS FOR SURE…. THE ONLY THING HE IS BETTER THAN JACKSON IS AT CRYING TO THE REFS ABOUT FOULS…… GO WATCH PING PONG OR SOMETHING….

  • MAMBA24

    BY THE WAY IMO YOUR IN IDIOT….

  • mplakers

    these are great times to be a lakers fan. the lakers won the first three championships of this decade and now won one at the tail end of this era.

    through it all we have witnessed the greatest coach in nba history win four of his ten titles.

    i feel blessed to be a laker fan indeed.

    a clipper fan recently told me, “why are you a lakers fan? it’s easy to be a lakers fan.” there are a million comebacks to that question but, i know that nothing hurts more than to ask him back,”why are you a clippers fan? don’t they lose all the time?”

  • PETERGAZER

    THE “TEN”MASTER IS BACK! AND EGEEEZY IS THAT THE SOUND YOU MAKE WHEN TAKING IT UP THE AZZY! DOC RIVERS COULDNT GET HIS TEAM TO THE FINALS WITHOUT GARNETT BUT PHIL GOT THE LAKERS TO THE FINALS WITHOUT BYNUM, AND TOOK BOSTON TO 6 GAMES, OF WHICH TWO GAMES WERE CLOSE AND PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN WON BY THE LAKERS HAD BYNUM BEEN IN THE MIDDLE! THEN GAME 6 WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A SERIES CLINCHER FOR THE CELTICS!

  • What Will Be

    Great thing, I hope PJ does this after every season, meaning as long as he gets a good report from the doctor, and the team is winning he’s there.

    Also, this is by no means a for sure thing, but I’m starting to get the feeling that JASON KIDD may be thinking about joining the Lakers, since he has yet to sign a big money deal, how about if he signs a 1 year deal with the LAKERS…

  • FT

    Ok so THURS we sign Ron-Ron, Friday phil comes back, now how about we sign Odom tomorrow, lets get it done, enjoy the summer and get back to work in sept!!!

  • ArtestWinsRings

    How Long am i banned for?

  • touching myself

    4-PEAT MOFOS!

  • Thomas

    With the addition of Artest, put it down now: The Los Angeles Lakers will repeat as NBA Champs in 2010.

    Lebron cant handle it
    KG wont make it
    Dwight lost it
    Duncan had it

    It is our time…..Carpe Diem

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