Sources close to both parties (the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers) have been talking a lot lately about the possibility of current Lakers coach, Phil Jackson returning to the city where he won six rings with the most iconic player of all time.
What Bulls fan could possibly oppose this idea? Not many. Personally, I would be thrilled to know that Phil Jackson was returning to Chicago if I didn't know the real underlying reason. Yes, Jackson is the best coach in the NBA but the Bulls are doing this to further gage the interest of one Lebron James. Since I don't want to root for Lebron James next season, I don't know how I would feel if the Bulls inked "The Zen Master" (top 5 nicknames in sports).
There are two basic criteria Lebron will be looking for come time to explore the free agent market:
1. Supporting cast- young, talented promising. Lebron got a first-hand look at the up-and-coming Bulls in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
2. Coach- established, proven, respected. Unfortunately enough, Jackson to the Bulls offers LBJ the perfect package. It would be undoubtedly his first choice.
The Bulls were already heading the list of Lebron landing spots along with New York and New Jersey. If they somehow lured Jackson away from L.A., I don't think it would even be a decision for James. A 'must try' for the Bulls front office, but a 'hope not' for this fan......TO BE CONTINUED