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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...

Phil Jackson's Final Postgame Press Conference Ever?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2011 | Sports

DALLAS -- The fun is over for Phil Jackson and his five kids. They've spent the last 20-plus years treating the NBA playoffs like a private party, ...

Mavs Sweep Defending Champions

AP | By JAIME ARON | Posted 07.08.2011 | Sports

DALLAS -- So long, Phil. So long, chances for another Lakers three-peat....

Jordan Schultz

Kobe Bryant's Struggles Cause Lakers' Woes | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports

What's wrong with Kobe Bryant? That question has been asked more than "what's wrong with you?," which was thrown at me by my 10th grade English teache...

Phil Jackson Fined For Controversial Comments

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 06.15.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — A person familiar with the decision says the Los Angeles Lakers and Phil Jackson each have been fined $75,000 for comments the coach ...

Phil Jackson's Replacement?

Posted 06.11.2011 | Sports

Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson seems to be set on retiring after this season. But who will take his place? Kobe Bryant recently spoke with Mar...

'I'm Embarrassed'

AP | MIKE CRANSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson was so upset he spoke to reporters for 5 seconds and then walked away. Kobe Bryant sneak...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

How cool is Bobby Valentine? He's taking his job as Stamford's Safety Commissioner seriously. He was out directing traffic during the snowstorm.

Mark Cuban Takes Shot At Phil Jackson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler had season-ending knee surgery, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that it will be tough for the t...

NBA Coach Dislikes Playing On Christmas

NBA FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Ah, Christmas. A time for holiday cheer. And grumbling. Lakers coach Phil Jackson finds playing on Christmas Day as appealing as unwr...

7 Big Books By Basketball's Greatest Coaches (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last night, the 2010 NBA season began with the Miami Heat versus the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns versus the Portland Trailblazers, and the Houston Ro...

Phil Jackson Said To Be Leaning Toward Retirement

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Phil Jackson thinks he is just about ready to walk away from his unparalleled NBA coaching career. The Los Angeles Lakers a...

Will The Zen Master Return?

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The two-time NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers' most important free agent this summer is a 64-year-old former forward with two bad k...

LA's Winners Of The Week, July 2

Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A weekly roundup of LA's big winners, to see the losers click here. Lindsay Lohan:Lohan is something of a mainstay in our weekly roundups, but this...

Is It a Good Thing That Phil Jackson Is Coming Back?

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Ma

You can't argue with results but you can argue with the methods. And there certainly is a hole in the Lakers' methods.

Lakers Fans, Be Ever So Grateful!

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dan Siegel

Before the usual Lakers drama heats up, LA fans should kick back, relax and enjoy the latest NBA crown over the coming months--or until our beloved purple and gold champs are dethroned.

The Uniquely Bostonian Form of Sports Arrogance

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rob Asghar

Let me kick Boston Celtics fans now that they're down. All sports fans are arrogant and hypocritical. But Boston Celtics fans and watchers offer a unique kind of hubris.

Ron Artest Kept the Crazy in Check to Become a Champion

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Paula Duffy

Finally allowed to break out the crazy, Ron Artest let everyone know who he really was after the trophy was secured. In his post-game press conference he exulted and rambled like a man who wasn't afraid to reveal it all.

Kevin Durant, Phil Jackson Spar Before Playoff Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Jackson has been fined $35,000 for his comments. EARLIER: Kevin Durant and Lakers coach Phil Jackson find themselves in a kerfuffle just day...

2010 NBA Finals Preview

Tim Donaghy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Donaghy

The NBA would be wise to let the best team win and prove me wrong. But really, I think the head office, as chief architect of series' outcome, will let the refs do the dirty work of letting the almighty dollar call the winner of this series.

Jeanie Buss Key to Lakers Keeping Phil Jackson in Los Angeles

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Paula Duffy

Although speculation about Jackson's next assignment has duly mentioned his relationship of more than 10 years with the team's Executive Vice President, Jeanie Buss I don't know if enough importance is placed on that part of his life.

Immigration Politics Take Center-Court In Lakers Playoff Series

The Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Immigration politics have taken center-court as the Lakers face off against the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Western Conference finals. Last night's series...