Forget Tiger Woods and Elin, forget Michael and Juanita, forget Kobe and Vanessa - Phil Jackson and the Lakers are the ultimate dysfunctional sports relationship. They want him, they don't want him. They love him leading them to titles, they hate him wanting all the credit. So they've tried other coaches. One that won titles, one that coached LeBron, one whose offensive mind is the thing of legend. And.... none of it has worked. So, somewhere in Montana, Phil Jackson sits - either on a tall chair or in a lotus position - mind serene, hips repaired, eyes wide shut. In silence. Waiting. Waiting for the phone to ring. And oh, it will.
Phil Jackson's agent submits salary requirements of $2.6 billion over three years. With a team option.