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Lakers Including Phil Jackson in Hiring Process Does Not Guarantee Success

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Dan Patrick: "If Laker fans feel like Phil Jackson's involvement in the coaching search is automatically going to guarantee a great hire, you might want to think again. They should have hired Ty Lue, and this wouldn't have been an issue. Frank Vogel helped them win a championship, and he was sent packing. There are certain people who do certain things really well, and Phil was able to coach superstars, not hire people."

Dan Patrick explains why Phil Jackson's involvement in the Lakers head coaching search does not guarantee that the Lakers will hire the best person for the job. Plus, Dan discusses the Lakers' position in a competitive Western Conference and explores what this will mean for the future of LeBron James.