Report: Phil Jackson advising Lakers owner Jeanie Buss
So, if LeBron’s misalignment with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka didn’t already cause concern…
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss is reportedly standing by Pelinka and consulting Jackson.
It’s unsurprising Buss still holds loyalty toward Jackson, a two-time former Lakers coach and Buss’s former fiancé. The 11-time-champion coach (six with the Bulls, five with the Lakers) might even offer sound advice, especially with the Russell Westbrook fiasco. Jackson has plenty of experience managing players’ egos.
But after Jackson’s stint running the Knicks, it’s tough to trust that his basketball wisdom extends meaningfully enough into 2022.
We’ll see how long LeBron wants to go round and round.