Pregame media sessions with Phil Jackson have on more than a couple occasions this season featured questions regarding whether or not he’ll return to the Lakers next season.
His consistent position has been that he does not yet know, and won’t make a decision until the season is over.
The latest dialogue between Jackson and the media, prior to Game 2 of L.A.’s Western Conference Semi’s contest against Utah, went as follows:
Q: Do you actually know where you’ll be next year?
Q: Could you envision yourself coaching elsewhere.
Jackson: No. I really couldn’t. I can’t see that as an image or as a prospect.
Q: So (for the Lakers) or nowhere?
Jackson: Probably. I’d say it’s 90 percent that if I’m coaching it will be here.