Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson talk about his future with the Lakers

6/24/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect



In case you were worried about Phil Jackson's involvement with the Los Angeles Lakers, don't. "He's one phone call away," says Jeanie Buss.

The happy couple was at the  Time Warner Cable Media event in downtown LA last week when they were asked about the future of the team and Phil's involvement. 

Apr 2, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA;   Phil Jackson (left) and Jeannie Buss stand with Los Angeles Lakers former player Shaquille O'Neal as his jersey is retired during a half time ceremony during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsTheir answer was predictably ambiguous, but still pretty telling.

Jeanie explained that Phil is a part of her life, and that her brothers know he's only one phone call away. While he's not giving his opinion to management without being asked, Jeanie is certainly coming to him with ideas she has, looking for input. 

If nothing else Lakers fans, take comfort in this quote from Jeanie:

"My message to Lakers fans is Phil is a part of the organization because of me... He's part of my life and part of my family. He's always in Laker world, no matter if he has an official position or not."

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