dockingsched wrote:Jerry West and his loyalty for Jim Buss/Mitch Kupchak and his criticism of Jeanie/Phil's relationship way back when will be the reason he won't be brought back. Jerry West left cause of all things Phil Jackson, including the relationship he had with Jeanie.
You think it has more to do with Jeannie Buss than Magic?
You could very well be right, but something tells me that if Magic wanted West, he'd be here.
I think Magic likes that him and Pelinka are newbies, and he gets the final call. He doesn't want West flexing his muscles on him, garnishing more respect in the room than him.
I'm not surprised often, but this surprises me. Up until now I had amagic pegged as a guy that would do whatever it took to get the Lakers back. Now I see that he wants them to get back to glory, but as long as it's clear to the world that they got back under his leadership and basketball wisdom ... and noon else.