Phil meets with Mitch

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak revealed this afternoon that he spoke with Coach Phil Jackson earlier today and they agreed that there was no way Jackson could coach mostly home games next season. Jackson had floated the idea during a radio interview Tuesday of coaching only selected road games with assistant Kurt Rambis handling most of the travel in 2009-10. Kupchak and Jackson agreed today that such a scenario would not work in theory or practice. Jackson is awaiting the results of a series of medical before deciding whether to coach next season, the final year on his contract. So far, there have been no red flags in the testing, Kupchak said. He also said he and Jackson have met in the team’s offices almost every day since the Lakers won the NBA title June 14. If Jackson returns next season, it would be only as a full-time coach.

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