A couple of days ago Rudy Tomjanovich resigned as coach of the Lakers, claiming the emotional strain was taking a toll on his health. Being a Lakers fan, and the only living inhabitant on planet earth that is still a Kobe Bryant fan, I wondered who they would get as a new head coach. Then the unbelievable happened, Phil Jackson's name was thrown in the mix as a replacement for Tomjanovich. Phil Jackson, the same Phil that left because the money he was offered wasn't enough, the same Phil that was supposedly "ran out of town" by Kobe Bryant?? The same Phil Jackson that wrote a tell all book blasting Kobe, and calling him everything but the son of god? His possible return is just a rumor right?? Maybe not. Jackson was quoted as saying that the situation in Los Angeles "intrigues" him, and the he would entertain a offer. Plus, he is dating Jeanie Buss, the daughter of laker owner Jerry Buss, and she has been on a few radio shows talking up Phil's return.
It sounds like a soap opera, but then again the Lakers have been a constant soap opera for the past 6 years so why should anything be different now. But then again, the reuniting of Kobe and Phil could work. One of the main arguments that they had was that Phil wanted to run the Offense through Shaq. But being that that whining malcontent has his "I can't seem to get Kobe's name out of my mouth" ass in Miami, that is no longer a problem. Can Phil take my Lakers back to the promiseland? I guess I have to wait and see.