Lakers solution to sign both Ariza and Odom
Not sure if people have read Zo's current evaluation on Phil Jackson:
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has developed such a floor presence during the NBA playoffs that Alonzo Mourning can't figure out what exactly it is coach Phil Jackson is doing on the bench.
"To tell you the truth, Phil doesn't have to do anything but call time-outs," said Mourning, who helped lead the Miami Heat to the 2006 championship. "Kobe is the facilitator. He is the one driving the mission of this particular team right now.
"I think Phil is just showing up, to tell you the truth, and Kobe is doing all the work to make this team successful."
I had a discussion with John Black about it and we decided to fire Phil and have Kobe as player-coach thus saving money to sign both Ariza and Odom, what people think.