Report: Jackson close to rejoining Lakers
UPDATE: According to a tweet by Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears, Phil Jackson is leaning towards taking the head coaching gig with the Los Angeles Lakers.
UPDATE: According to the New York Times, Phil Jackson is said to be close to rejoining the Lakers after meeting with the team on Saturday. The Lakers are expected to interview three others (Mike D'Antoni, Mike Dunleavy and Nate McMillan in the next day or so, but a source for the New York Times monitoring the situation said "It's Phil's job".
According to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers are meeting with Phil Jackson today in an attempt to fill their vacant head coaching position. The Lakers fired former head coach Mike Brown on Friday.
Jackson, the Lakers coach from 1999-2004 and then from 2005-2011, has been speculated to be interested in returning to coaching if the Lakers position became available. Along with former Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni, Jackson had been viewed as the frontrunner for the job.
Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers have declined meetings with any other potential coaches and are instead focusing their efforts entirely on Phil Jackson.
Jackson won five NBA titles as head coach of the Lakers and has a well-publicized relationship with star Kobe Bryant. Jackson is the all-time leader in championships won as a player and a coach and has the highest winning percentage of any coach in NBA history.