Jackson expected to take up role with the Knicks this week.
Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has insisted that the franchise need former coach Phil Jackson to come back and become the face of the organisation.
Having previously insisted that he would not complain about the Lakers via social media, Johnson was compelled to air his feelings on Wednesday as he pushed for the franchise to move for Jackson before it’s too late.
The former Lakers coach is reportedly set to become the new president of basketball operations with the New York Knicks, with an official announcement expected at the end of the week.
As a result, Johnson believes that his former team are running out of time and has called on the Buss family to make a move in order to help steer the franchise in the right direction.
“I love Jim and Jeanie Buss, but we need Phil Jackson to be the face of our great organisation, the Los Angeles Lakers,” he wrote on Twitter.
While many have taken his comment as an attempt to merely air his displeasure with the current state of the Lakers, his echoes have been partly echoed by Kobe Bryant.
The 35-year-old, who was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury on Wednesday, insisted that the rebuilding must start with the front office who have to make the right decisions in order for success to trickle down through coaching and the players.
Bryant stopped short of suggesting that Jackson would be the ideal candidate to help them return to being a competitive team, but those associated with the Lakers clearly believe that Jackson could play a pivotal role in their recovery next season and beyond.