Thursday , Oct , 15 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Phil Jackson: Lakers Aren’t Aiming for 73 Wins


73-9?

The Lakers went 65-17 last season with Andrew Bynum missing 32 games because of a knee injury. Can they come close to the Chicago Bulls’ record-setting 72-10 season in 1995-96?

"I don’t want the players to set that as a goal. That’s not a goal," said Jackson, who also coached that Bulls team. "The goal is to go through the season in orderly fashion and build momentum to the end of the year."

Jackson has often said that a centrally located team such as Chicago has the best chance at regular-season success because of shorter flights than a team on the West or East coasts.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakers-fyi14-2009oct14,0,3153732.story