Report: Jackson Wants Scottie Pippen
By the time the Knicks take the court for their next game, Tuesday in Orlando, and try to remain the NBA’s only unbeaten team, Phil Jackson could be back with the Lakers, teaching the finer points of the triangle offense to Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
Jackson actually could be in place by Monday, according to league sources, with the Lakers trying to find a way to have Brian Shaw freed up from his coaching duties with the Indiana Pacers so that he can rejoin Jackson in L.A. The former Laker player and assistant coach, long talked about as a potential head coach with the team, is the Pacers’ assistant head coach. To get him out of Indiana, the Lakers will probably need to send the Pacers some sort of compensation.
Jackson is looking at adding Scottie Pippen, his former Chicago Bulls star, to his staff, sources said.