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Are you prepared to hear Phil Jackson, Lakers color analyst? That's one of several roles Jeanie Buss opined he'd be
willing to fill if the franchise needed, in an angle I simply didn't have room for in my recent piece on the Lakers for The Hollywood Reporter that can be found here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lakers-owners-jeanie-jim-buss-604909. "Right now he has no official position," Jeanie said of Phil's role with the team. "He wants to be supportive of me and the organization. He has no contractual obligation. He would listen to anything where he might be able to help. If we asked him to fill in on the broadcast because someone was out, I'm sure he'd do it. Just because everyone puts him as a coach doesn't mean that's the only thing he's capable of doing." Jim Buss welcomes Phil's involvement - to a degree. "We can call him at any time," Jim said. "(GM) Mitch (Kupchak) has sat down with him several times, especially with the Dwight situation. I'd be more than happy to have him on a consultant basis. I don't think we're paying him and I don't know if he has an official title. I have no idea if Jeanie wants to sit down and discuss that. But I have no issues with him coming back or having a role."