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Scottie Pippen thinks Phil Jackson could steer current Lakers roster to a title

Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson

If anyone can save the Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson can. Well, at least according to Scottie Pippen.

The former Chicago Bulls star told TMZ Sports that he thinks Jackson could steer the Lakers’ current roster to an NBA championship, saying “all he does is win.”

Of course, Pippen was simply showing allegiance to his former head coach and is in no way, shape or form saying that Los Angeles should can Luke Walton and replace him with Jackson.

Plus, I find it very, very hard to believe that Jackson could lead this Lakers team to a title.

Let’s face it: as great of a coach as The Zen Master was, he had an awful lot of luck throughout his career, coaching the greatest of all time in Michael Jordan and then having the pleasure of coaching Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.

To be fair to Jackson, 11 championships is 11 championships no matter how you look at it, but you cannot deny that he had an incredible amount of good fortune throughout his NBA tenure.

Also, let’s remember that Jackson was last seen as a head coach in 2011, when the Lakers—a team led by Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum—were swept out of the second round of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks.

That was eight years ago. If Jackson couldn’t lead that Los Angeles squad to a title, what should lead any of us to believe that he could do it with this one nearly a decade later?