Phil Jackson will coach all games, should he return
Just got back from a media session with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak to discuss tomorrow's draft. More info on that later, but I wanted to quickly address the much-buzzed about idea of Kurt Rambis coaching a handful of roadies on Phil Jackson's behalf. In a nutshell, ain't gonna happen.
Kupchak labeled the approach impractical and unrealistic, apparently kicked around more "pie in the sky" than "serious discussion" (and definitely not with the G.M. around to offer his two cents). Basically, should health allow PJ to coach next season, he's coaching a full seasonal load. Maybe a roadie here or there could be missed, similar to this year. But for all intents and purposes, we're talking biz as usual.
I'll get the high points from the meeting up ASAP, but we can now put that particular talking point to bed. Kind of ironic I'm squashing this, given how BK and I got a considerable amount of love in today's poll. Honestly, I didn't even vote for myself. I appreciate the nod of confidence, but seriously, what are you people thinking?