Jackson To Stay with Lakers, Scott to Cleveland


POSTED: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 4:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:49pm

Thursday, July 1:  NBA free agency has begun, and while all the coverage is on Lebron James and who he might sign with, two coaches agreed to deal with prominent NBA teams.  11-time champion Phil Jackson has agreed to come back to the Lakers.  In a statement released today, Jackson said, ""Count me in.  After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its title in the 2010-11 season. It'll be the last stand for me, and I hope a grand one."  Jackson will be looking for his 12th World Championship, hoping to lead Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher to their 6th with the Lakers.  In Cleveland, the Cavaliers have agreed to a deal with Byron Scott, hoping the former New Orleans Hornets and New Jersey Nets coach can have the same success, well, hopefully with Lebron James.  Scott led the Nets to two straight NBA Finals appearances, losing to the Lakers and Spurs in consecutive years.

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