Phil Jackson celebrates his 68th birthday on Tuesday.
— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) September 17, 2013
Jackson, who is engaged to Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, has said repeatedly he has no intention to coach again in the NBA -- although he acknowledged to The Times over the summer that intentions can change.
— NBA (@NBA) September 17, 2013
Jackson led the Lakers to five championships. He also earned six as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and two as a player for the New York Knicks.
The Lakers and Jackson discussed a reunion last year, after the team fired Mike Brown. It would have been Jackson's third stint after leading the team over 1999-2004 and 2005-2011, but the team chose instead to hire Coach Mike D'Antoni.