Phil makes a statement

Protests are scheduled tonight to draw attention to Arizona’s tough new immigration law and to comments made about the law by Lakers coach Phil Jackson several weeks ago. Anyway, Jackson issued the following statement today:

“I’ve been involved in a number of progressive political issues over the years and I support those who stand up for their beliefs. It is what makes this country great. I have respect for those who oppose the new Arizona immigration law, but I am wary of putting entire sports organizations in the middle of political controversies. This was the message of my statement. I know others feel differently. In this regard, it is my wish that this statement not be used by either side to rally activists.”

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