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Orlando Magic reportedly still pursuing Phil Jackson (Web links)

June 06, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick reported the Magic still are pursuing Phil Jackson.
Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick reported the Magic still are pursuing… (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick reports Sam Vincent has continued to captain the cause that would involve Phil Jackson with the Orlando Magic in the following capacity: Jackson would work from home most of the time, Vincent would work in the front office and Scottie Pippen and Brian Shaw would coach the team. The plan also calls for Jackson asking to have a slice of minority ownership. I've been told that Jackson hasn't talked with the Magic directly, but that he still talks with NBA coaches and players.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details all the injuries plaguing the U.S. Olympic team.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin gives Mike Brown a B- in his first season as the Lakers' head coach.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark argues it would've been idiotic for the Lakers not to pick up their option on Andrew Bynum. That obviously doesn't mean the Lakers will keep him.

--Lakers Nation's Gil Alcaraz IV looks at Iona point guard Scott Machado as a possible draft candidate.

--7500-AM The Game's John Canzano talks with Lakers guard Steve Blake on the team's season, his summer camp and what he's doing.

Tweet of the Day: "PhilJax and Riles won't work together. But even if we pretend it wouldn't do LeBron much good. We'd all just say he couldn't win w/out Phil" -- ESPNSteinLine

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