THE GENIUS OF PHIL JACKSON EVEN EXTENDS TO PUBLIC RELATIONS
By Phil Jackson going public and calling the Lakers coaching search "slimy," he has, in a round-a-bout way cornered the Lakers brass to take ownership in what is turning out to be an unpopular choice in their new head coach, Mike D'Antoni.
Jackson told the LA Times that he was excited by the ground-swell of support by Laker fans for him to come back to the bench. But, associates of Jackson tell the Times he was "stunned" when the Lakers went with D'Antoni. So, with Jackson giving his side of the story, and the adoring fan base and public in his corner already.......if this thing doesn't work out and the Lakers fall short of a title. The public, the fans and the media won't blame the 11-time NBA Champion coach Phil Jackson......No, the blame will fall squarely on Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak