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Postby kaisy on Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:10 am

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers spoke to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson on Saturday about returning for a third stint on their bench. By Dre Red UK . The Lakers confirmed on their website that Jackson discussed the job with owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak. Theyll meet again early next week. Los Angeles fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to a season of enormous expectations. Interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff led the Lakers to a blowout win over Golden State later that night, and the Lakers said Bickerstaff will coach the club in a home game against Sacramento on Sunday night. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have voiced their interest in playing for Jackson, and the legendary coachs return to the 16-time champion franchise seems probable as long as Jackson decides hes up to another stint in the prestigious job with a team that won five titles and reached seven NBA finals in his 11 seasons on its bench. "Knowing him the way I do, I think its really just a matter of health, if he feels physically up to doing it," Bryant said Friday night. "Hes a perfectionist. We all know hes a perfectionist. If he feels like he can come in here and give what he demands from himself, then I think he would be interested." After several chants of "We want Phil!" broke out in the Staples Center crowd on Friday night, the Lakers had the day off Saturday. Jackson walked away from the Lakers in 2011, eager to improve his health by avoiding the constant grind of NBA travel. The former Knicks forward spent nine seasons on the Chicago Bulls bench, winning six titles with Michael Jordan before moving to the Lakers in 1999. Jackson left the Lakers in 2004 after the club lost to Detroit in the NBA finals, but he returned for a second stint after Rudy Tomjanovich and Frank Hamblen led Los Angeles to a 34-48 record in his one-year absence. After a rough start to his second stint, the Lakers reached three NBA finals and won two titles after acquiring Pau Gasol. They fell short of Jacksons fourth three-peat when they lost to eventual champion Dallas in the second round of the 2011 playoffs. Jackson followed through on his promise to leave the club, which didnt acknowledge his departure with a news conference or any ceremony. "The one thing thats kind of always bothered me is that his last year, I wasnt able to give him my normal self because I was playing on one leg," said Bryant, who had knee problems throughout the season. "Thats always kind of eaten away at me, that the last year of his career, I wasnt able to give him everything I had." If Jackson isnt looking forward to travel, he could return at a good time. Los Angeles began a six-game homestand Friday night, and will host San Antonio on Tuesday night. Bryant vocally backed Browns work over the past two seasons, including his decision to install a new offence that didnt click immediately with Howard or Steve Nash. After reacting to Browns firing with shock, the fifth-leading scorer in NBA history said he would welcome a reunion with the coach who created a nearly impossible act to follow in both Chicago and Los Angeles. Bryant has stayed in contact with Jackson during the coachs retirement, even getting a couple of Jacksons famed book recommendations. "A lot of it is Phils fault," Bryant said of the struggles of the coachs successors. "He teaches guys to be thinkers. He teaches us the little nuances, the details and the intricacies of the game that just a lot of people dont know. Its no fault of their own. When it comes to basketball, hes genius-level. Its tough for anybody to step in those shoes afterward from players that were raised underneath that tutelage." Mike DAntoni and Nate McMillan also are thought to be candidates for the job if Jackson declines. Kupchak said the Lakers are likely to hire a veteran coach who isnt currently employed. beats by dr dre cheap . 1 Victoria Azarenka, last weeks Madrid titlist Serena Williams and former top-ranked star Venus Williams were among those recording second-round victories Wednesday at the $2. By Dre UK . The school will be back playing in the OUA in 2013, returning to Canadian university football after the program was cut following the 1998 season due to poor performances and a plan by Carletons athletic department to invest money in other sports. . The 25-year-old Russell was acquired by Columbus from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Mike Blunden on July 7, 2011. In his first season with the organization, he had two goals in 41 games with the Blue Jackets, while adding nine goals and six assists in 31 games with Springfield of the AHL. Monster Beats by Dre UK . The Los Angeles Kings goaltender has been playing for the Heilbronn Falcons in Germanys second division during the work stoppage and plans to join the Canadian team for the Dec. dr dre beats red cheap . "It was outstanding," said Dortmund coach Jupp Klopp on the clubs 103rd birthday. "The whole team played a fantastic game, with brilliant football. Were really keen on this competition.DENVER - Shawn Evans set a franchise-record with a 12-point performance as the Calgary Roughnecks blasted the Colorado Mammoth 19-12 in National Lacrosse League play Friday. Evans had four goals and eight assists on a busy night for Calgarys offence. Jeff Shattler had three goals and five assists, while Dane Dobbie scored four goals and had two assists. Scott Ranger, who surpassed 200 career NLL assists, had three goals and three assists. Curtis Dickson also had aa hat trick, while Daryl Veltman and Geoff Snider chipped in with singles for the Roughnecks (1-2), who scored the first seven goals in the first quarter. dr dre beats black UK. Gavin Prout let Colorado (1-2) with two goals and four assists, while John Grant Jr. (three goals, two assists) and Adam Jones (two goals, three assists) each had five-point performances. Jamie Lincoln scored twice, while Mat MacLeod, Jordan McBride and Sean Pollock had a goal apiece. ' ' '
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