West Side: Jackson was Lakers' man

Despite high price, Phil Jackson's history of success was worth it for L.A. Lakers

Originally Published: November 13, 2012
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez are teaming up this season for a look at the NBA from two perspectives, called West Side/East Side.

J.A. is in L.A., the West Side. And Israel is down in Miami, home of the NBA champs, representing the East Side.


The Los Angeles Lakers aren't part of the wave of mathematical computation that's taking over the NBA. They don't show up at the annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, you don't hear their front office citing arcane ...

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