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Len Berman | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York
Len Berman

For only the second time in the last 22 years the Golden State Warriors have advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs after beating Denver in six games, 92-88 last night.

WATCH: Legendary NBA Coach Phil Jackson Says He's Never Encountered A Gay Basketball Player

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Retired NBA coach Phil Jackson sounded off on the possibility of professional gay male athletes in a new interview with HuffPost Live. Jackson, wh...

WATCH: No Topic Off Limits With Lakers Legends

Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

As the current edition of the Los Angeles Lakers are locked in a tooth-and-nail fight for a playoff spot, a few of the most iconic personalities in fr...

Shaq, Phil Jackson Join HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

With the Lakers set to honor Shaquille O'Neal by retiring his jersey, Shaq joins us on HuffPost Live, along with special guests Phil Jackson, Jeanie B...

Phil Joins Twitter, Needs Spellcheck

Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports

Phil Jackson has joined Twitter and he brought his 11 championship rings with him. With an avatar depicting each of his championship rings, Jackso...

Can The Super Bowl Make You More Spiritual?

Next Avenue | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber If you watch the Super Bowl only for the ads, you’re missing out on some valuable Buddhist teaching...


The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.08.2013 | Los Angeles

Better late than never! NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson is finally making it official with long-time girlfriend Jeanie Buss, executive vice presi...

D'Antoni's Defense Is Destroying Lakers Playoff Hopes

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

With playoff hopes fading for the Lakers, the team needs to get their act together, and fast. The City of Angels might just be a correct nickname for the club offensively (7th in NBA in scoring) but it's looked rather ghoulish on the other side of the ball.

Who Is the Better Coach, Phil Jackson or Gregg Popovich?

Quora | Posted 01.26.2013 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Dave Hogg, Freelance Sportswriter in Detroit Popovich.Phil Jackson is a wonderful manager of...

Can Michelle Obama Help Phil's Relationship?

Posted 11.23.2012 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Ever since the Los Angeles Lakers made a split second decision and hired Mike D'Antoni, there's one person besides...

Magic Rips Lakers For Hiring D'Antoni

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 11.15.2012 | Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers' decision to hire Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson as their head coach hasn't been sitting well with Lakers legend Magic J...

15 Questions About the Lakers Head Coach Circus

Etan Thomas | Posted 01.13.2013 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Is winning a championship really their immediate goal? Or was this entire circus more about egos?

VOTE: Did Lakers Make Right Choice?

Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports

There's a new coach in Laker Land, and his name isn't Phil Jackson. Since the Zen Master was apparently "asking for the moon," according to Mike B...

Mike D'Antoni Signs $12 Million Deal To Coach L.A. Lakers

The Los Angeles Times | Mike Bresnahan | Posted 11.12.2012 | Sports

The former Knicks and Suns coach has signed a three-year, $12-million deal after the team passed on the expensive demands of Phil Jackson....

Lakers Land New Coach

Posted 11.12.2012 | Sports

The Lakers have hired Mike D'Antoni to be the next head coach, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. Although D'Antoni's history with ...

Mike Brown Firing: Buss Wants Lakers' Showtime Back

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 01.11.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

The Lakers have always been a unique franchise owned by unique owners. Jerry Buss is 78 and wants to spend his last years watching the type of basketball that he and his fans love. Get ready for some SHOWTIME!

Return Of Phil?

Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports

All signs (and hashtags) are pointing to Phil. According to various reports, the 11-time NBA champion coach is close to returning to the Los Angel...

Who's Next?

Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

Before the Lakers even confirmed reports that Mike Brown had been fired as the team's head coach, speculation on his replacement was rampant. Whil...

Phil Jackson Rips 'Clumsy' Knicks

Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Is Phil Jackson hurt that he lost out on the New York Knicks head coaching position? Or is the Zen Master just giv...

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: The 11 Biggest News Stories Of 2011 | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.23.2011 | Los Angeles

Sometimes it seemed like our world was about to end in 2011. Riot squads and protestors faced off in the streets. Santa Ana winds tore the city apart....

40-Year Pickup Game Going Strong (VIDEO)

Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

Here's one strategy for active aging: A group of men in New York City has maintained a weekly pick-up basketball game in the same Greenwich Village gy...

The Dalai Lama And Phil Jackson: Six Degrees Of Separation?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

My editors were skeptical when I told them I wanted to ask His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his help, in the form of a foreword for our Buddha book. "That's a real long shot," they said. "Not likely. Who else could you get?"

Phil Jackson: Zenmaster No More

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

As a religious Jew, I propose that Phil's nickname be changed from the "Zenmaster" to "The High Priest, " because he has followed in the footsteps of Aaron.

Jordan Schultz

EXCLUSIVE: Magic Johnson Talks Lakers' Coaching Search | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.17.2011 | Sports

‘What’s next’ for the Lakers is a daunting question. Arguably the game’s greatest coach of all time is retiring. Kobe Bryant, one of the ga...

Jordan Schultz

Los Angeles Lakers: What's Next? | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.09.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Listen to my May 13 podcast with "The Odd Couple" on CBS SportsRadio 610 in Houston, discussing the playoffs. Down goes L.A., down goes L.A...