Phil Jackson Will Remain with Los Angeles Lakers
The coach of the 2009-2010 season champion of the National Basketball Association (NBA) said that he will remain with the team for another year.
Phil Jackson, who is turning 65 this September, said after completing some medical tests, “Count me in. 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.
The coach previously said that he is considering to retire already as he was concerned with his health and the fatigue that he is getting by the NBA’s travel schedule.
Jackson holds the most number of NBA Championships by a head coach which stands at 11. Five came with Los Angeles Lakers (the latest being this season) and six came from Chicago Bulls. He also has two NBA championships as a player for New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973.
He also hold two other records: the highest regular-season winning percentage (19 seasons) at .705 and post-season record of .697.