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Phil Jackson gives advice to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss over Russell Westbrook’s situation

Phil Jackson gives advice to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss over Russell Westbrook’s situation

  • Lakers
Mar 08
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  • SportsWriters

Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson reportedly is in close contact with team owner Jeanie Buss in regards to point guard Russell Westbrook’s situation since he was acquired in a trade last offseason.

The Athletic reported the ongoing discussions surrounding Westbrook’s “complicated and often uncomfortable dynamics” that has piqued the interest of the former coach.

Jackson is known for his proven track record as, among other things, he has won 11 NBA championships and is a four time NBA All-Star game head coach.

In addition, the 75-year-old coached the Lakers for 11 years, which makes him well aware of the Lakers’ struggles this season.

Therefore, he could be what the franchise is looking for to up their Western Conference position, currently sitting tight in number nine and helping Westbrook find his rhythm back.

However, star forward LeBron James might say otherwise for Jackson’s involvement with his handpicked roster, considering the two shared bitter history in the past and King James has lost respect for the former coach.

Jackson referred to James’ business associates as a “posse” and explained that the former Miami Heat player needs “special treatment” when asked about the Heat’s condition in 2016.

Jackson’s statement infuriated James who said Jackson’s statement is made “because it’s young African-Americans trying to make a difference.”

  • Jeanie Buss

    Jeanie Marie Buss is an American sports executive who is the controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . Buss is a daughter of Jerry Buss,

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  • Phil Jackson

    Philip Douglas Jackson is an American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association . A power forward, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NBA,

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  • LeBron James

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . Nicknamed "King James",

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  • Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

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