The Early Lead: Phil Jackson


Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Jeanie Buss “stunned” that Jim Buss didn’t hire Phil Jackson

Bad feelings linger over Jim Buss’s decision to go with Mike Da’Antoni.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Mike D'Antoni, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Kobe Bryant denies retirement talk, saying 'soon, but not yet'

As he recovers from Achilles surgery, he has time to ponder what Phil Jackson wrote about him and Michael Jordan.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Phil Jackson calls the game on Twitter

Mr. 11 Rings shares his thoughts about Louisville-Wichita State. More, Phil, more.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament, Phil Jackson

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Phil Jackson, Dwight Howard have been texting one another

Lakers player says the topic has been recovering from back surgery. No word if emoticons were involved.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Phil Jackson talks about his future and the Lakers

In an interview before the death of Jerry Buss, the Lakers' former coach discussed what, if anything, is left for him to do in the NBA.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Phil Jackson

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss engaged

For a change, the Zen Master is in headlines for something other than coaching rumors.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:40 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Phil Jackson learned of Lakers decision in late-night call that was just weird

Phil Jackson said he was awakened late Sunday night and told that he wouldn't be the Lakers' coach. "I wish it would have been a little bit cleaner," he said.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Phil Jackson