The Zen Master, Phil Jackson, has decided to return as the coach of Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers for one final season in hoped of winning his fourth three-peat.
“Count me in,” Jackson said in a statement. “After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its title in the 2010-11 season. It’ll be the last stand for me, and I hope a grand one.”
As talented as the Lakers roster is, they wouldn’t be able to win another championship without Phil Jackson running the show and calling all of the shots.
“We’re extremely pleased that Phil has decided to return,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said. “With this most recent championship, we’ve now won five titles in the 10 years he’s been our head coach and have been to the Finals in seven of those 10 years, which is amazing. He’s not only the best coach for this team, but quite simply the best coach in the history of the NBA.”
Kobe Bryant should be the happiest guy in Los Angeles today!