Lakers News: Bringing Phil Jackson Back Is Team’s Only Logical Choice

Phil Jackson has won a few games in his NBA coaching career, and the 2012 Los Angeles Lakers are still trying to prove that they're ready to win more than a few games this season.

Hiring Jackson for his third stint in LA is the only logical choice at this point. He's an iconic winner with an incredible track record, and he's more than aware of the pressures facing everyone in Tinsel Town.

According to Los Angeles Times reporter Mike Bresnahan, bringing Jackson back to the Lakers' sidelines is a very real possibility:

The Lakers are moving quickly toward hiring Phil Jackson as their next coach, with one person in the organization calling it a "95%" chance he will return for a third tour with the team.

The Lakers plan on meeting with Jackson on Saturday morning to make sure he is interested in the job. The unknown 5% in their equation is the chance Jackson doesn't want to fill the vacancy created by the Friday firing of Mike Brown, either because of health reasons or other unknown issues.

USA Today reporter Sam Amick added to that notion, stating in his report that "A person close to Jackson told USA TODAY Sports via text message Saturday afternoon, "It will get done barring something very significant."

Whether you're a fan of the Zen Master or not, his success is undeniable. He's 1,155-485 in his 20-year coaching career. He's brought home 11 NBA championships, six with Michael Jordan and the Bulls and five with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. He's won one Coach of the Year award and has firmly entrenched himself among the all-time greats.

Mike D'Antoni can't hold a torch to that. His offense may produce outrageous offensive numbers, but you can't win NBA titles without, at least, a competent defense. It won't be done, especially against LeBron James' Miami Heat. According to Amick, "Mike D'Antoni, told USA TODAY Sports that no meetings had been arranged with the former Phoenix Suns and...

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