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Capturing Twitter reactions to Phil Jackson's return

July 1, 2010 | 10:21 pm

"Phil J tells The Times: 'I got a message from on high that said, 'Phil, you've got to come back, there is a need to fulfill the prophecy.'" -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat reporter Mike Bresnahan)

"I knew it was getting close when Phil asked me if Doc was coming back (he doesn't watch too much TV in MT)" -- JeanieBuss (Jeanie Buss, Lakers executive vice president and Jackson's girlfriend).

"I'm told that Phil is "extremely happy" and already plotting out plans for next season strategy- and personnel-wise." -- KevinDing (Orange County Register's Lakers beat reporter Kevin Ding)

"Phil Jax makes quick decision. Can Lebron & rest of Free Agents do the same. Thanks" -- DuranLA (710 ESPN's Beto Duran)

If PJax returns to capture threepeat No. 4, it would give LAL 17 chips, tying BOS. Wonder if he could walk away from the tie ..." -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)

"Thank You Phil Love you man!!!!! Let's get it LA" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

"Lakers just announced that mega free agent Phil Jackson will be back next season" -- Stein_Line_HQ (ESPN.com's NBA reporter Marc Stein)

"Phil stats: 11 coaching rings (2 as player); 1,098-460 record (70.5%) 225-98 playoffs (69.7%); 50+ W's 16-of-19 seasons." -- LakersReporter (Lakers.com's Mike Trudell)

--Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter: twitter.com/latmedina. E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com


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