Jeanie Buss Reveals That Phil Jackson Wanted to Come Back But the Lakers Didn't Offer Him Anything

That explains a lot.

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If there are any Los Angeles Lakers fans out there upset that Phil Jackson chose to take a front office job with the New York Knicks instead of the Lakers, look no further than the Lake Show organization. Earlier today, Jeanie Buss spoke with Bill Macdonald for TWC SportsNet and during their conversation, Jeanie made a few interesting revelations regarding some behind-the-scenes developments, or lack thereof, within the franchise. 

“It was clear that Phil wanted to go back to work, but there was no role for him with the Lakers” - Jeanie Buss (via @TWCSportsNet)
"He was not offered any official position” - Jeanie Buss on Phil Jackson (via @TWCSportsNet)

So, there you have it. The Lakers could've been the one to hold a press conference today, announcing Jackson as a member of the team's front office. But for whatever reason, that didn't happen and the Knicks are the ones potentially reaping the rewards.

"Greeeeeeeat," says every Lakers fan. 

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[via Lakers Nation]

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