Phil Jackson’s career may end with 11 NBA Championships, as it appears Phil is close to retiring…for good.
“I’m leaning towards retiring,” he said, “but I have not made up my mind.” His final decision will come sometime next week. Jackson, 64, is undergoing various medical tests, the results of which will weigh heavily in his decision.
“Some of it’s about health, some of it’s about that’s the way I feel right now. I’ve had vacillating feelings about it. It’s hard not to feel like coming back when you’re speaking to these players and have an opportunity to coach a team that’s this good. But, it’s what I feel like right now and what I feel like in the process that’s gone through. It’s just something I’m going to sit with and feel out and after I’m through talking about all the rest of it with the doctors, then I’ll make the final decision.”
Phil Jackson’s 11 NBA Titles are most all time by a coach. He also won two as a player. Phil was conspicuously absent from the Laker’s victory parade, Monday, which the coach attributed to having to undergo medical tests.
Whether or not Phil Jackson decides on returning to the Lakers next season, he will always be remembered for his calm demeanor, his quirky quotes, and his love of meditation. I’m confident he will make the right decision .[via Gack Sports]