Phil stays mum

The question about Phil Jackson’s future with the Lakers came up again tonight, before the game against New Jersey. Jackson had previously indicated that he would make a decision about accepting a contract extension some time around Thanksgiving, but dodged the question after Friday’s loss to Boston. It came up again tonight, and not only did Jackson not give an answer either way, he indicated that he wouldn’t be giving a public answer anytime soon. Jackson stuck to his familiar refrain, which is that his decision will be based on how he feels and whether or not he feels he is the right coach for this team. It seems as though Jackson wants to buy himself a little more time and see how this season plays itself out…

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