Lakers attempting to make travel easier on Phil Jackson

The Los Angeles Lakers met with Phil Jackson on Saturday in an attempt to convince their former leader to return for a third stint as head coach. The team is exploring options to address the Jackson's travel and work corcerns, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Those who have been in contact with Jackson recently claim that he looks rested and in-shape, but is worried about the travel that an NBA schedule requires, according to the report. Possible solutions could include letting his assistant coaches run some shootarounds and coach games.

The former Lakers coach is expected to meet with the team again on Sunday or Monday. If Jackson returns, it is expected he will bring former assistant coaches Kurt Rambis, Jim Cleamons and Frank Hamblen with him.

Although the position is "Phil's job to decline," the Lakers are exploring other options to replace Mike Brown, who was fired after starting the season 1-4. Los Angeles is expected to contact Mike D`Antoni and Mike Dunleavy on Sunday, according to Yahoo!

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