Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Phil Jackson Back To Lakers?

Report: Jackson hunt down to Lakers, Knicks; Cavs out

The Cleveland Cavaliers are out of the chase for the services of Phil Jackson, just days after having preliminary talks with the nine-time NBA champion coach, according to the New York Post.

The paper reports the competition has come down to the New York Knicks or a return the Los Angeles Lakers.

However, Knicks legend and former Jackson teammate Earl Monroe believes this decision has already been made.

"I've talked to a couple of people pretty close to Phil," Monroe told the Post on Sunday. "It's a good shot to try to get him. In terms of his own legacy, I know he should go to someplace where there's a guy they can build around and become a winning team. I don't see with the Knicks they have that type of team in place at this point."

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