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Phil Jackson not interested in coaching the Nets – Reports

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert)  Phil Jackson admitted that he would have come out of his retirement to coach Los Angeles earlier this season, but the former Chicago Bulls and Lakers coach has no plans to take the vacant slot at the Brooklyn Nets. This was reported by NBA.com writer David Aldridge, who on Thursday said…

Magic Johnson: Mike D’Anton isn’t right for Lakers, not when Jackson is available

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Newly appointed Mike D’Antoni has earned the respect of his players and coaching staff, but Los Angeles Lakers legendary Magic Johnson doesn’t believe he’s the right man. The Lakers fired Mike Brown a week ago and former coach Phil Jackson, who was contacted by the club a day after, was…

Lakers lied to me, says Phil Jackson after losing job to Mike D’Antoni

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Phil Jackson and his agent have denied media reports that the veteran coach was too demanding for the Los Angeles Lakers, who opted to hire Mike D’Antoni as the club’s new head coach. Jackson admitted that he met with the Lakers executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak to discuss the…

Reports: Phil Jackson left stunned by Lakers late snub

LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers decision to sidestep Phil Jackson and hire Mike D’Antoni as the replacement for the departing Mike Brown stunned the club’s former coach, reports claimed. According to an ESPN Los Angeles report, Jackson was set to accept the Lakers’ offer and return for his third stint with…

Reports: Lakers set to meet with Phil Jackson

LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with Phil Jackson on Saturday about the possibilities of him returning to coach the club, according to reports. Lakers parted company with coach Mike Brown on Friday morning, following a weak opening to the 2012-13 NBA season and it is believed that everyone around…