Phil Jackson will be announced as the next coach of the Lakers at a 2 p.m. press conference. Just this morning, the Times reported that the Lakers want him to commit to stay around three or four years. First let's see if he makes it through the next season. When Jackson left town last June, he sure sounded like he wanted to be far away from Kobe Bryant and his dysfunctional team. Jackson's predecessor, Rudy Tomjanovich, lasted about half a season.
But for how long?
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