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Lovebirds Buss, Jackson to sign conflict of interest pact

Phil Jackson. AP FILE PHOTO

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and his fiancee, Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss, have been asked by the NBA to sign a document dealing with potential conflicts of interest.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

The Jell-O’s jiggling for the Lakers

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Pick your own Los Angeles Lakers championship era: Magic-Kareem in 1980-1988, Kobe-Shaq in 2000, 2001 and 2002 or Kobe-Pau in 2009 and 2010.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

Knicks open Jackson Era with seventh straight win

: Phil Jackson waves to the crowd as he is introduced during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in New York. Jackson was hired as the president of the Knicks this week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Long after Phil Jackson acknowledged the cheering fans with a thumbs-up and then a wave, there was one more standing ovation inside Madison Square Garden.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Jackson seeks to recreate magic with the Knicks

Phil Jackson. AP FILE PHOTO

Phil Jackson vowed to revive the struggling New York Knicks as he was officially announced as their new president Tuesday, returning to the team where he started his glittering career.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Knicks players eager to see what Jackson can do

At left, in a June 13, 1997, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson hoists the NBA Championship trophy aloft after the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 90-86 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. in Chicago. At center, in a June 21, 2000 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson waves to the crowd as the Lakers and thousands of their fans celebrate their NBA Championship in downtown Los Angeles. At right, in a June 16, 1996 file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jacksonhoists the NBA championship trophy after the Bulls beat Seattle in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Carmelo Anthony says he has heard that 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will be "coming on board" in a leadership capacity with the New York Knicks, though cautioned that nothing is yet official. Anthony made the comments Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to reporters in Boston, where the Knicks are playing the Celtics. AP

Even before meeting with him, Knicks players like Phil Jackson’s hiring to run their franchise.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

AP Source: Phil Jackson to be introduced by Knicks

Phil Jackson. AP FILE PHOTO

Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He’ll now try winning as an executive. And this quest will take him back to where his career began.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Lakers owner Jerry Buss buried

In this May 8, 2008 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles at the Playmate of the Year luncheon at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Buss, the Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died. He was 80. Bob Steiner, an assistant to Buss, confirmed Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 that Buss had died in Los Angeles. Further details were not available. AP

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was buried in a private ceremony on Friday.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lakers owner Jerry Buss remembered at service

Shaquille O'Neal, former Los Angeles Lakers center and current television analyst, speaks at a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and Jerry West were among a host of basketball greats who gathered to remember the life and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Buss tweets engagement to Jackson, shows off ring

Los Angeles Lakers Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss shows the lucky rock she was given by boyfriend Phil Jackson before the NBA Draft Lottery in this May 24, 2005 file photo taken in Secaucus, N.J. Jackson finally replaced the rock. Buss posted a picture Thursday night Jan. 3, 2013 on her official Twitter account of her left hand with a diamond ring on her finger. Buss later confirmed the engagement to ESPN.com, saying she received the ring at Christmas and she's "beyond happy." AP

Known for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lakers speak to Phil Jackson about return

Phil Jackson can return to Los Angeles if he wants the job. AP Photo

The Los Angeles Lakers have spoken to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson about returning for a third stint on their bench.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Phil headed back to the Lakers?

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THIS soap opera has been written. The characters are already in place. Crank up the late night updates and a publicity machine to feed the morning papers and we’re in business.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,NBA,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

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