Lakers give Jackson more time to deci...

Lakers give Jackson more time to decide about whether to return

There are 7 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jun 20, 2009, titled Lakers give Jackson more time to decide about whether to return. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The Lakers Phil Jackson, who has won a record 10 NBA championships as a coach, remains undecided on his future.

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Dr Len

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jun 20, 2009
Phil will be back. Take it to the bank.
Ariza-Odom contracts

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jun 20, 2009
Ariza was young and he did a good job throughout the year. He deserve a long contract 5 years for $40M, which come out $8M/year. We signed Luke and Sasha $5M/year already and Ariza deserve much more then that.....Odom on the other hand will be 30 year old and I think we can pay him as his market value which should be around 4 years for $32M. I dont think any other team is welling to pay him more then that.
tomyupw

United States

#3 Jun 20, 2009
With Kobe, Lamar, and Ariza all becoming free agents, it makes it easier to balance the three salaries out to keep the same team together. Fisher already showed us the way by taking some of his salaries in future years, so they could keep the luxury tax down at the present.
manpower

Newport Coast, CA

#4 Jun 20, 2009
it is better to keep Ariza, forget about Odem and Walton.
manpower

Newport Coast, CA

#5 Jun 20, 2009
drop Sasha too.
nick

Olympia, WA

#6 Jun 20, 2009
if Kobe wants to be the team leader, he should restructure his contract to help sign the free agents.
vlove

Long Beach, CA

#7 Jun 23, 2009
l the lakers will bee ok

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