Jeanie Buss may be looking to make major changes within the Lakers organization as soon as next year, but there's no guarantee Phil Jackson is coming back to Los Angeles.
"It really isn't about trying to get him back here (to the Lakers)," Buss, Jackson's 54-year-old fiancee, told USA Today. "He is happy with what he is doing, and he … is up for the (Knicks) challenge, and he's seeing the results of the work that he's put in. But he has a ways to go."
In 2014, Jackson, now 70, signed a five-year deal worth a reported $12 million annually, but there has been increased speculation that he will leave New York -- possibly for the Lakers -- before its completion after the 2018-19 season. A source told SNY.tv that his opt out comes after next season.