Tuesday , Jun , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Lakers get their Phil — again

=== Lakers get their Phil — again ===

El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Lakers hired Phil Jackson as
their new head coach. Jackson returns to the club that he guided to NBA
championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

The club has scheduled a Tuesday press conference for 5 p.m. (et).

The 59-year-old Jackson has 14 seasons of head coaching experience in the NBA
and has compiled an 832-316 record for a .725 winning percentage — best in
league history. His 175 playoff wins are the most ever, and his .717
postseason winning percentage is also the best of any coach.

Jackson coached the Chicago Bulls to six titles (1991-93 and 1996-98). He then
took over the Lakers for the 1999-2000 campaign and spent five years with the
club.

LAL