Rambis Coaching Tonight

Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis will handle head coaching duties for the Lakers in L.A.’s preseason opener against the Utah Jazz Tuesday night in Anaheim.

Head coach Phil Jackson stayed in L.A. due to some minor discomfort in his lower legs in part to avoid the 90-minutes bus ride to Orange County.

Lakers spokesman John Black said that the team did not anticipate Jackson’s situation to be a concern, and that the head coach would be re-evaluated in the morning.