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Mitch Kupchak says he would be 'very surprised' if Phil Jackson doesn't coach next season

We'll have more posts along with video throughout the day and night, but here are a few highlights from Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak regarding Phil Jackson's stance that he's leaning toward retirement.

Below are a few snippets as well as audio of the complete interview

-- Kupchak's reaction to Jackson's possible retirement: "My understanding was he was contemplating continuing or contemplating retirement and he would do what he always does, take a couple weeks -- or in this case, a week, maybe, because the season went longer than it normally does -- and let us know his decision. I think he's still going to do that."

-- Kupchak said he would be "very surprised" if Jackson doesn't return: "I think as a coach, this is in your blood, this whole competitive player coaching kind of thing. I don't think money is a factor, although to some degree always a factor. But for a coach that has his success not only coaching and as a player, he's experienced the best of the best with his championships. It's really not something you'd like to see come to an end."

-- Kupchak said there's no timetable for when he needs to know Jackson's official decision.

-- When asked if there's anything the organization can do more to ensure that Jackson returns, Kupchak said, "Probably not. I think he has all the information he needs to make that decision." He downplayed recent reports that Jackson would have to take a pay cut, saying the Lakers would be able to find an agreement,

-- On how the team would be affected if Jackson left: "The players we have under contract right now, I don't think it makes a difference what offense they run. You don't know if you'd have the same level of success, but they're adaptable."

-- Kupchak said a coaching vacancy would affect "to some degree" how he addresses free agency but declined to get into specifics, including the team's reported interest in Raja Bell.

Mitch Kupchak exit interview

-- Mark Medina

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i dont wantto even envisage phil jackson leaving the lakers because he is the glue that keeps all the different egos in the lakers in check with fisher helping too

It would be hard to imagine the Lakers without Phil at the helm. He's the reason (along with a certain 7 ft Spaniard) why we became relevant again and now, back to back titles. The only reason he wouldn't come back is due to health, but if he's healthy, no way would he miss out on a three-peat. The temptation to make history once again would be too great for anyone to pass up. Good to see Lakers pursuing Raja Bell--he would be a good fit.

-==-------====--- -------==========
[_|___|__|___|__|__|__|__|__|__\
|____Please Comeback PJ ___\__\__
l__________________________--|
\_(O)-(O)_____________|_|(O)___/

THE PLEASE COMEBACK PJ BUS


LEWSTRS
Jon K
lakersrydeordie
Steve
2Phatt
Magic Phil
Fatty
Tom, Long Beach, California
LAL818
Art - FL Laker Fan
#4
Lalaland
savvydude
SamLL
segeboy
Tom Daniels
isaac

PHIL DON'T RETIRE....BUT IF YOU DO...GIVE ME JEANNIE

i really hope phil comes back i menan a coach only sits for like 3 hours a game but phil has his team playing at a level.if a new coach commes in the players gonna be crazy can you see ron artest he only need phil

As a fan, Phil's coaching style makes me crazy. His substitution patterns are as inscrutable as he is. His reluctance to call Time-Outs sends me into fits. That said, I want my ticket to the PJ Comeback Bus.

HOW ABOUT DFISH PLAYA COACH? hahahahaha..kidding

FAN... Actually, I almost hope that Fish would retire and join the coaching staff. Then when Brian Shaw or Byron Scott don’t succeed, Fish would have a couple of years experience and be ready to step in to right the ship. I am sure that he will someday be the Lakers head coach and a great one. Unless he goes into politics.
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LEWSTRS.. Please add me to the Please Comeback PJ Bus. We need Phil to stay for enough years so Fish can take over directly and we don’t have to suffer through a couple of disappointing years, especially if Byron Scott were hired to replace Phil. I loved Bscott as a player but his X’s and O’s are pitiful.
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TOM

PJ wins title again,
ball in Buss' court.

Buss makes offer with significant pay cut,
ball in PJ's court.

PJ 'leaning towards retirement',
ball in Buss' court.

Poker at its best!

I can see PJ wanting to leave on top of the mountain.
Just won a championship.
11 rings.
4 back to backs.


I can see him staying.
Go for another 3-peat.
The players want him.
Jeannie wants him.

If it's in In Touch Weekly, it must be true: Vanessa Bryant 'Hates' Khloe Kardashian.

http://huff.to/aAms71

In other news....

Do the Lakers have a non-compete with Phil???

Phil will be back...

This "leaning toward retirement" feels like Mamba 24's self described "Drama Punk" moment..

They'll both be back.. and save us from being so many blowhards and windbags..

Don't want to even think about no Phil, but if he must go, what about Rambis?

No Phil doesn't bode well in my opinion.

Haha

Now mitch fires back hoping to regain leverage

looks like negotiations are officially underway!

Its so obvious..

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/408893-chris-bosh-wants-to-be-the-man

"I'm not an addition. I'm a centerpiece,"

"I want to hold onto that because I think every kid when they dream about playing basketball, they don't dream about being a role player. They dream about being the man. I have that position in Toronto and to give that up and go somewhere else to be an addition would kinda defeat the purpose of my dreams."

For me someone who says that is just a cancer/bomb in the locker room.

With Kobe is enough, we need centerpieces who let the ego at home like Pau, Dereck, Artest or Bynum.

Bosh is a crying baby, remember that.

-==-------====--- -------==========
[_|___|__|___|__|__|__|__|__|__\
|____Please Comeback PJ ___\__\__
l__________________________--|
\_(O)-(O)_____________|_|(O)___/

THE PLEASE COMEBACK PJ BUS

LEWSTRS
Jon K
lakersrydeordie
Steve
2Phatt
Magic Phil
Fatty
Tom, Long Beach, California
LAL818
Art - FL Laker Fan
#4
Lalaland
savvydude
SamLL
segeboy
Tom Daniels
isaac
Jeannies Bad
Logan
teddy wilson
Rick Friedman
LakerTom
Art - FL Laker Fan
Noah
longtimelakerlover

Hop aboard and show PJ some love....

LET HIM WALK

It would be very interesting to see a coach actually coach instead of manage.

I believe that Phil has never gotten the full potential out of his players, i.e., let the players play to their strenghts. The triangle offense is a dinosaur, bring in a pick and roll coach, a coach who developes his bench, who plays the hot hand, calls timeouts when necessary, adjusts to in-game match-ups, and a coach who actually calls plays for individual players every game.

I also believe that a different coach would have won this years title easier. The only reason Kobe wants him back is because Phil lets him do whatever he wants.
Give me a coach who is afraid to bench Kobe Bryant when he plays stupid like in game 7 of the Finals, honestly how many of you were thinking, bench to this guy when he almost single-handidly lost the title by shooting shooting shooting in that first half.
Give me a coach with some Huevos.

LEWSTERS....

WOOOT im on the BRING PJ BACK WITH ANOTHER TITLE NEXT SEASON BUSSS WOOOOOOOOOOOTTT!!!

CMON PHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
we need you baby just 2 more!! plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

LEWSTERS....

WOOOT im on the BRING PJ BACK WITH ANOTHER TITLE NEXT SEASON BUSSS WOOOOOOOOOOOTTT!!!

CMON PHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
we need you baby just 2 more!! plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Psycorp, you said-
...Meaning we'll see "traditional" basketball again. The kind of basketball once made famous by Magic and Jerry West, both true PGs...


not to pick on you, but Jerry West was anything but a true point guard. he was a shooting guard most of his career and he handled lead guard duties later, but still shared those duties with Goodrich. actually, the Lakers played the triangle, or triple post as part of the team's offense. the triangle IS traditional basketball. it's basic, fundemental ball. heck, most of the 60's and 70's teams just had two guards, there wasn't a "point"(although there were certainly high profile ball handling guards in the league then too). the current point guard driven NBA offense is an abberration, created by rule changes that favored quick ball handling slashers, the kind of players that crappy teams used to need if they were going to have any chance against a bigger, more well organized and talented opponent.


Magic was a true point guard, considering how big he was and how good he was on the break, but John Stockton or Isiah Thomas or the Big O would be better examples...

Troll Man
Dude, really? Really? Would have won...easier? Ya, cause Boston doesn't play defense right? Are you serious? P.J.'s record speaks for itself, pick and role, pick and pop, whatever; they can all be defended with adjustments...the triangle, when run properly is indefensible, that is why Phil has 11 rings duh. You want huevos? Why don't you use your real name? Frickin' trolls.
billy isbell in san luis obispo

breakfastsausage,

I had read that somewhere else. If that is really his feeling, then he won't
be teaming up with D-Wade or LBJ.

Then he really wouldn't be up for a sign & trade for Bynum, so once again
it still works out doesn't it?

Guys who let the Troll in???

hey troll man i think you need to be at boston herald blog section!!!

no one cares about your comments. Yea DOc let you trolls play your game we saw how that turned out!!!!!

Even last year when you didnt even finish your Easter Conference Finalssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss you trolll... stop hating on LAL and PHIL for the best offense everrrrrrrrrrrrr... THE TRIANGLE!!!!!!!! which no one has mastered..... there is a reason a team has a coach you wheelchair troll... if they let players play then it would be another pick up game at mcarthur Park. you have no knowledge of basketball what so ever. that is why the FOSTON TROLLS lost.

lmao bench kobe??? how you gonna bench a capitan of the team??? the leader??? the el capitan??? are you on drugs son?

CUZ KOBE CANNNNNNNNNNN DO WHATEVER HE WANTSSSSSSSSS SONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
THIS IS HIS HOUSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
and thats even worse for you, you dumbb troll if kobe couldnt shoot during GAME 7 of the finals... so it means your saying even when kobe has his worst game of his carrier he can still beat the FOSTON CELDICKS!!?? ididiota

BUCK FOSTON!!!
BUCK FOSTON!!!
BUCK FOSTON!!!
BUCK FOSTON!!!

LEWSTRS,

Please add me to the PJ bus. I just hope he comes back for the three-peat and finish with 12 for his magnificent coaching career. A winner, pure and simple.

CUZ KOBE CANNNNNNNNNNN DO WHATEVER HE WANTSSSSSSSSS SONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
THIS IS HIS HOUSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Yeah but how about we trade Kobe for LBJ and guarantee 10 rings!

Put me on the bus, Gus. And start a "get D-Fish back" bus too and put me on that!

Eventually Kobe will have to try to win a title without Phil as coach and Derek at the point. But not next year PLEEEEEASE. Let's get the three-peat before we try a new coach and point guard.

By the way I don't care who we start at the point during the regular season. Or if we start Fish and he plays only 10 minutes a half. We just need him in May and June.

Oh, and my recommendation for another PG? Trade Sasha's expiring contract to the Cavs for Boobie Gibson. He's a 43% career 3-point shooter who has speed, can play some D, and would be a perfect backup/alternate starter.

Give me a coach who is afraid to bench Kobe Bryant when he plays stupid like in game 7 of the Finals, honestly how many of you were thinking, bench to this guy when he almost single-handidly lost the title by shooting shooting shooting in that first half.
Give me a coach with some Huevos.

Posted by: Troll Man |

Response:

Yes I agree, Kobe almost cost us a ring, can you believe after all these years Phil has to remind Kobe "not try to do too much on his own" which means stop being a ball hog..

lewstrs - can't believe you forgot me on the PJ wagon, but if you get me a seat beside Rick my BFF all will be forgiven.

BALL HOG SUPREME and there is none like this one...dribble dribble dribble...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

lewstrs - can't believe you forgot me on the PJ wagon, but if you get me a seat beside Rick my BFF all will be forgiven.


take a shower first as Rick don't like anyone smelly

TRADE KOBE FOR LBJ????????? not in a million yearsssss!!

not even for 10 LBJ'sssssssssssssssssssssssssss not worth a penny... his not even a king.. his just a media hype just like Kevin Durant who succcccccksssss... rusell westbrook plays 10 times better than kevin durant.....

hey FAN you sound like a troll in disguise... whts going on?

LAL818:

not a troll a laker fan here ..

Hey I noticed cry baby just posted

This negotiating process is NOT between Phil and Jerry, or Phil and Mitch. It's all about the power struggle between the Laker heirs. This is about Jim Buss versus Jeannie Buss, with Phil leading the charge on Jeannie's behalf.

Jim Buss has never been a fan of Phil's coaching. If the Lakers lost this year, it was Jim's chance to get rid of Phil, but Phil won, and now Phil (or should I say Jeannie) holds all the chips. There is NO WAY IN HELL, Phil is going to miss an opportunity at another 3peat, not with this much talent, not with Kobe and Pau still in their primes. Phil's ego will not allow another coach to swoop in and take this talented team to a championship. It ain't happenin.

The question isn't about whether Phil is healthy enough to coach, or what his salary will be, the question is will Jim Buss give in to Jeannie's demands, whatever they may be. Stay tuned.

I have to disagree with a lot of the posters on one fairly constant point they're making about Kobe.

Make no mistake. Kobe is past his prime.

Is that still better than all but maybe 1 other individual talent out there? Yes it is.

Is he compensating for it with a constantly evolving skillset? Sure is.

But is he in his true, physical prime? No.

Sadly that was wasted in '05-'07 with a bunch of scrubs who've been pretty much run out of the league at this point. It also cost him at least one regular season MVP, probably 2.

-==-------====--- -------==========
[_|___|__|___|__|__|__|__|__|__\
|____Please Comeback PJ ___\__\__
l__________________________--|
\_(O)-(O)_____________|_|(O)___/

THE PLEASE COMEBACK PJ BUS

LEWSTRS
Jon K
lakersrydeordie
Steve
2Phatt
Magic Phil
Fatty
Tom, Long Beach, California
LAL818
Art - FL Laker Fan
#4
Lalaland
savvydude
SamLL
segeboy
Tom Daniels
isaac
Jeannies Bad
Logan
teddy wilson
Rick Friedman
justanothermambafan
LakerTom
Noah
longtimelakerlover
Jay Jay
LAL818
Nemaia Faletogo
LAKER TRUTH
Mamba24

Hop aboard and show PJ some love....

i'm on the bus.

As a fan I would like to thank:

1. Kevin McHale. He is personally responsible for the last 3 championships. Sending KG to Boston for the 1st, turning down Bynum AND LO for KG trade for the last 2. Two LA-Boston in 3 years! Yeah, baby.

2. Shaq. Kobe's not chasing MJ, he's drive is leave Shaq behind. 5 to 4 and counting.

3. Rick Kamla. By putting and asterisk on the Laker win because Perkins was out, it follows that the 08 C's win is also in asterisks because Bynum was out, the 04 Piston win because Malone was out, the 80's Pistons because Magic+Scott were out. The Lakers should have 19 championships. Asterisk that, Kamla.

4. Doug Collins. For spreading the rumor that the Machine was self named and never correcting it. He's partner during telecasts still spreads it. Shows all the research he does is not always infallible nor does he admit mistakes. Good luck, Philly.

5. Kwame. For bringing Pau Gasol.

6. Artest's doctor.

7. Detroit fan who threw the beer at Artest. He's here now because of you.

8. Ariza's agent. Next time read the LA blog before you negotiate.

9. AMMO. Shows MJ is a dumber GM than Isaiah. AMMO and Kwame? All heart no talent, all talent no heart. Sheesh.

10. To the Staples ushers. Dudes, thanks for the inside infos. You guys are better than TMZ.

p ang,


"Ariza's agent. Next time read the LA blog before you negotiate."


Hilariously accurate.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

I've been on this blog alot longer than you billy bobbin on my head.
Laker fan before you were born.
My opinion only.
The Troll Man moniker is tongue in cheek, regulars get it, your don't.

I do not like Phil, or Fish
So bring back the apple dumpling gang one more year and I'll keep complaining and probably have to eat some more crow next year too.

NOAH, I AM THE ULTIMATE DRAMA PUNK.

NOAH, I AM THE ULTIMATE DRAMA PUNK.

Jon K,

Welcome home.

htj,


"Make no mistake. Kobe is past his prime."


So fricken what? Past his prime is still better than any other player in the NBA.


Anyhow, Bynum's just getting warmed up.


This is no time for doom and gloom.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!!

LAL818

Another newbie talking smack

Are we going to go an entire summer without a chat?!?!?!?


My Lakeraholic shakes are kicking in, FRICK!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

LEWSTERS, please add me to the bandwagon thanks.

LAL818

and yes, you do bench Kobe when he's off in 1 on 5 land. That's called coaching. Sit him down so he can collect himself.
Kobe is not above the game son.
If the Lakers lose game 5 (and they almost did) what would the reaction be?


Game 7 of course

Lewsters - please add me as well.

Jon - is Shaun going to be back with the Wizards next year?

lewstrs - can't believe you forgot me on the PJ wagon, but if you get me a seat beside Mamba24 my BFF all will be forgiven.

Lass

I don't think he will coach next year.

So have a great retirement Phil, and enjoy the time you have left!! You earned that and you are better coach than Red Auerbach.

Now it's time to find a new coach.

Troll,

By your logic, Phil should have benched both Kobe and Pau in the first half. In fact, he should have benched everyone except for Fish and Artest (the two guys that Boston leaves open to concentrate on Kobe and Pau). Kobe was playing superb defense, but who cares about defense, it's all about FG% for you, isn't it? Who cares about Kobe's ability to draw attention just by being on the court, and freeing up Artest and Fish? Who cares about Kobe's defense on Rondo? If you were watching the game, the only players that weren't struggling with their shot was DFish, Artest, Adam Morrison, MBenga and Josh Powell. Phil was an idiot not to give those guys minutes over Kobe and Pau. If only you were the coach, the Lakers might have won the ring....oh wait.

And who cares about game 5, the Lakers won. Stop being so bitter and get ready for a threepeat. The game is about more than just FG%.

peace

Let's make Kobe the coach. He's been the De-facto coach this year anyway.

Let's make Kobe the coach. He's been the De-facto coach this year anyway.

For those who think Kobe is past his prime, I say the best of Kobe is yet to come...And I'm not alone:
http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/vince_thomas/06/22/kobe.legacy/index.html

How will you know if Phil is retired or not? He never does a thing anyway.

If Phil retires can I have his throne seat and Jeannie?

This is our chance guys while the Old geezer is meditating. Kill The Beast.
Get rid of Phil, Dfish, GSoft, LO now. You Keep what you Kill!

Troll man,

Can you agree with this?

Give Fish all the credit in the world for winning game 3 to take back home court advantage.

But then again, if Fish hadn't started out lackadaisical and let Ray Allen caught fire maybe Lakers could have won game 2 and would be 2-0 going to Boston which could have been devastatingly daunting to the Celts' psyche as everybody knows the statistic of being ahead by 2-0 in the Final. Instead Boston had reason to hope.

I can just see it now. The Lakers won game 1 in rather easy fashion and Ray Allen was frigid under defensive pressure from Fish & teammates. Complacency set in for game 2 and Lakers, including Fish thought they could still win with not as much effort as in game 1.

Like I posted during the Final, the key to stopping Allen is NOT hard to figure out. It doesn't take special defensive skill nor great savvy, just an unwavering commitment to fight hard through screens and stay at his behind 100% of the time -meaning pure effort was what it takes. Sure enough, once he got burned in game 2 Fish turned his defensive intensity back on and Ray was never again that much a factor.

Bring in Byron Scott, CP3, Bosh, Shaq!

What is this Zen nonsense that Old windbag 11Rings is talking about.
Blasphemy pure and simple.

It would nbe easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than for 11Rings to Call a Time-Out. All 11Rings does is dabble in the Spice all day!
FATHER THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKEN!

Troll Man:

Thank you for keeping San Fernando newbie LA818 straight. Actually, it was when Kobe was benched by Phil, that Ron kept the team afloat, Kobe looked vulnerable and all shaken up. He just wants to be the center of the universe and it was a lesson in humility that one player alone is not going to win a game of team sport.

Lets hope he continues to rely more on his team mates now that he is aging and over the hill..

He put Kobe under The Bus after 2004 with his Book. Let's put his ass under the Bus now. Jim Buss fire the SOB don't give him the dignity to Retire.
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!

He put Kobe under The Bus after 2004 with his Book. Let's put his ass under the Bus now. Jim Buss fire the SOB don't give him the dignity to Retire.
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!
FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW! FIRE PHIL NOW!

ONLY IF YOU PROMISE TO SHOWER:


lewstrs - can't believe you forgot me on the PJ wagon, but if you get me a seat beside Mamba24 my BFF all will be forgiven.


In light of his ELEVEN rings, how many Coach-of-the-Year award have Phil garnered from truly knowledgeable basketball experts and media pundits? that is from people who lives and breathes and lives basketball?

Posted by: Psycorp | June 23, 2010 at 05:32 PM

Same can be said for Kobe. How many MVP's have the 5 times and running Champ and arguably GOAT or GLOAT garnered from the same media pool?

NO PHIL NO TITLE IN 2011...don't forget Phil is the 6th man MVP of this team..

LAKER TRUTH

Not the smartest logic on your part.
the other players were not going off 1 on 5.

FAN are you really trying to suggest that DOC or Pat Reily couldn't win a title next year with this team? Really?

See Ya Phil. Don't let the door hit ya in the ass.

THEY MAY TAKE OUR PHIL! BUT THEY CAN NEVER TAKE OUR
JEANNNNNNNNNNNIE!

I find it hard to believe that Prof XI won't come back to try for another three-peat with a basically intact Championship-level team.

If need be, they should let him coach at hone with B Shaw or whoever coaching on the road. That way they can vet the potential replacement because Phil WILL eventually retire, but I have a hard time believing it will be next year.

Then during road games, Phil can stay at home writing the much-needed updated afterword to "The Last Season".

FAN
I'm a big Kobe fan, and if Kobe would let the game come to him instead of forcing the issue, his shooting percentage would hover around 50% and the team would be much better for it. Effeciency is the word.
Maybe he should hire Ron Ron's shrink. Instead of being all jacked up he should be relaxed.
As far as Phil and Fish go, can't argue with their success, but I'd rather see them leave a year too soon than a year too late. Fish, despite stellar isloated moments has always been a weak link.

And oh 11Rings, take those stinking incense with you when you leave.

<< Then during road games, Phil can stay at home writing the much-needed updated afterword to "The Last Season".Posted by: Scott | June 23, 2010 at 07:07 PM
Man, you are good. heh, heh, heh,

When Phil first suggested he would stay home for some road games, he should have been summarily Fired at that moment. WTF? We paying you 12 million a year twice as much as any other coach. Not only do you just sit there during the games and never call time-outs when the other team is making a run. But now you have the umitigated gall to ask can you stay home when the team goes on Road Games. And people called Artest crazy when he asked for time off to promote his wrap record. What's the difference. Release Phils ass immeditely.

Oh but my lord, Phil has 11Rings! Shoot the SOB could have had 13 if he had just got off his ass and coached. Pull back that curtain folks and see the great and wonderful wizard. Oh Toto I don't think we are in Kansas any more.
That's allright Dorothy just meditate with me and it will be all right. WTF? Stone that charlatan now.

-==-------====--- -------==========
[_|___|__|___|__|__|__|__|__|__\
|____Please Comeback PJ ___\__\__
l__________________________--|
\_(O)-(O)_____________|_|(O)___/

THE PLEASE COMEBACK PJ BUS

LEWSTRS
Jon K
lakersrydeordie
Steve
2Phatt
Magic Phil
Fatty
Tom, Long Beach, California
LAL818
Art - FL Laker Fan
#4
Lalaland
savvydude
SamLL
segeboy
Tom Daniels
isaac
Jeannies Bad
Logan
teddy wilson
Rick Friedman
justanothermambafan
LakerTom
Noah
longtimelakerlover
Jay Jay
LAL818
Nemaia Faletogo
LAKER TRUTH
Mamba24
LakerLass
mud
KB Blitz
dave m
FAN
Scott

Hop aboard and show PJ some love....

Phil Jackson has never been anything but a 2Faced back-stabbing SOB.
He did it to Doug Collins to get the Bulls job. He did it to Jerry Krause.
He did it to Jerry West - Ask West if you think I'm lying. He did to Kobe - Threw the boy under the Bus with that book the Last Season. He did it to his wife when he left her for Jeannie. And this is the paragon of virtue that all you lemmings want to board a Bus to save?

>> Hop aboard and show PJ some love.... Posted by: LEWSTRS | June 23, 2010 at 07:25 PM
I'll show that snake some love. I'll show his ass the bottom of my foot. Fire the SOB now Jim Buss!

If not for Phil jackson, Kobe would have 7 rings now and be ahead of MJ. The Lakers would have 18 Titles and the Celtics 16. History as we know it would be completely different. Everybody would be hailing King Kobe. LBJ would be an afterthought. Kobe would have at least 3 and maybe 4 season MVP's and at least 4 Finals MVP's. But no this MF Phil sabatoges stuff playing games so no one can overtake his beloved MJ and his Beloved Bulls.

Art -Fl Lakers fan -

Using your analogy, then Dr Buss would have an Ace up his sleeve......

Jeannie

Ah...the blog as been taken over by name changing trolls.

Fire bad, Fatty home. Fatty home smells like campfire. Fatty sleep in own bed tonight. Fatty happy.

Dr. Buss is a poker player. I hope he deals the same hand to Phil that he dealt to Arriza. Call the MF's bluff and bring in Pat Reily, bring in Byron Scott, bring in Doc. Any of them could win with this team.

P Ang -

Liked your comment. Few words said, but with good meaning. Even funny at times. Nice.

That's great news Fatty! (The being home part, not the smelly part LOL!)

In other news - my personal troll's back. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Make no mistake folks. Laker Truth hit it on the head and I applaud him. This is nothing but a Power Play, pure and simple. Dr. Buss is getting old and it is all about who get's the Keys to the Kingdom. Phil tried this same stuff in Chicago and they kicked his ass out. Now it's alright to support Phil if that's what you want to do, but just know all the facts before you mindlessly support someone. Jim Buss aint that much of a Prize either. but he is a hell of a lot better than this snake PJ.

FAN2 if you are also FAN, you will have the honor of being the first person to ever be KICKED OFF, a bandwagon...

As far as reasons we board the 'PJ Bus'...

19 consecutive playoffs appearances
14 consecutive Semifinals appearances
6 consecutive Conference Finals appearances
6 consecutive NBA Finals appearances
17 Semifinals appearances
14 Conference Finals appearances
13 NBA Finals appearances
7 seasons winning at least 60 regular season games
16 seasons winning at least 50 regular season games
12 times having the best record in a Division
9 times having the best record in a Conference
5 times having the best record in the NBA
6 consecutive NBA Championships
11 NBA Championships
1 Coach of the Year award
7 "repeat" titles
3 "three-peat" titles

Regular season record: 1,098-460 (.705)
Playoff record: 225-98 (.696)
Playoff series record: 55-8
Highest winning percentage in the regular season: .878 (72-10)
Highest winning percentage in the playoffs: .938 (15-1)
Longest regular season winning streak: 19
Longest playoff winning streak: 11
Number of playoff sweeps: 17
Most consecutive First round series won: 14
Most consecutive Semifinals series won: 6
Most consecutive Conference Finals series won: 13
Most consecutive NBA Finals series won: 9

Stay off the road...The driver has instructions to run you over...

PJ once said something like "If I can help a player, a team to succeed"...or "If they need me to go to the next level...I'll be here"

His doc will say he's in the same shape as last year...

What a coward will deny the chance of a 4-peat?

MJ once said: "You got to take your chances". That's why he sign w/ the Wizards.

PJ = 1 more year. That's it!
ONE MORE YEAR!!!
Cheers.

Lewstrs I'll give you all the reasons you need. MJ, greatest player of all time
Scottie Pippen, one of the fifty greatest of all time. Shaq one of the fifty greatest of all time. Kobe soon to be the greatest of all time. Shoot the MF should have a much better record than that. Why do you think all the other coaches hate his smarmy condescending self? No not jealously. because they know a sanke when they see one. Pop hates him. Pat Reily - laker for Life - hates him. these are great coaches that show no jealousy to any other coach but Phil. can they all be wrong? I think not. but keep driving the bus.

By the way Lewstrs I never asked on the Bus in the first place. So how you gone kick off someone that never got on?

Is PJ just bluffing to get his way?

"I'm going to retire unless....I get all my demands met."

Fatty's ears are in-tuned to what PJ is saying. I can hear him. I mean he doesn't have to speak, but I can still hear, like...through my brain.

And this is what PJ is saying in 'brain-wave language'...

First, he wants Kwame back. He misses him and his killer thighs. (Sorry, wrong brain waves, that was Mike T's.)

And second, although its not about the money, he wants 12 million a year plus a 3 million bonus if we win the Title again.

And thirdly, he wants ownership in the team like Magic, oh ......and a statue too, sitting on his special chair, him smiling with that little smirk on his face.

I say we sign him, "whatever" his demands are.

just another "b ang"

by p ang.

What the hell is going on around here?

MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why are you letting these idiots post under multiple handles or under someone else's??????

MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Take control - PLEASE.


Mark Medina -

I am fairly new, but I just realized how easy it is to impersonate another person, simply by typing in his handle...

Is there a way to prevent this? This glitch makes it easy to wreck havoc, start arguments and to challenge someone's integrity...

Fatty- Welcome home brother!

LEWSTRS CЯüESTRS
Throw me on that bus!

Cölöradö löves öür Wörld Champiön Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Benching Kobe in the critical minutes of Game 7 Finals? Of course! That's what a true Hall of Fame coach would do!" says the ghost of Butch van Breda Kolff.

Please come back, PJ!

Psycorp

Agree 100%

It's not that I don't appreciate what Phil and Fish have done for the franchise

but the goal is to win championships every year.

We all saw this past year, teams improving to the point where the difference between winning and losing a playoff is confidence.

NBA teams constantly evolve, the Lakers need to get better, and that means personnel changes, with or without Phil the Lakers need a point guard and a better bench.

 
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