Former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson and the LA Lakers have talked since Lakers cut Mike Brown Friday after losing to the Jazz.
ESPN sources report:
When Phil Jackson met with Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak on Saturday, he asked for travel restrictions, a salary in line with what he previously earned with the Lakers and significantly more say over basketball decisions, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
The travel restrictions would limit the number of road games Jackson would have to attend, a source told ESPN.
While Jackson clearly remains the Lakers’ top target, the meeting ended without an agreement and the group agreed to talk again in “a couple days,” sources told ESPN.
Jackson was expected to give the Lakers his answer Monday, a source said.
Lakers also been talking to former Knicks coach D’Antoni and sources say the interview went very well but Jackson is in the lead.