Should Phil Jackson Take A PAY CUT?!?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image89
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    Apparently, even if the LA Lakers do win the nba title this year, according to espn, the lakers are going to still ask phil to take a considerable pay cut to around like 5 million versus his current salary of 12 million.  that's assuming he even resigns with them after this season to coach.  my question to you all is this.  would...YOU take a pay cut to still coach the lakers or would you just move on to retire or find another team that will pay you?  please discuss.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is a job which is very competitive and he is good at what he is doing plus a Championship in the offing ---

      it depends really on what makes him happy, If I were him I will rst and just take it easy and relax -- nejoy the fruits of his salaried career

  2. Pr0metheus profile image57
    Pr0metheusposted 8 years ago

    I know the Buss family really well, but I won't comment cuz this should be an interesting discussion.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image89
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      really?  so you basically already know what's going to happen then?  please tell us, as I don't want to left in suspense!  lol tongue

      1. optimus grimlock profile image57
        optimus grimlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        he could take a paycut. I dont think hes hurting for money unless he has a gambling problem like charles and antione walker.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image89
          Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          that's true, but would you take a pay cut if your boss asked you the same question?  granted, i know your probably not making millions of dollars a year like he is.  however, just hypothetically speaking that is.

  3. Mike Lickteig profile image84
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    I have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, everyone in sports is paid far too much to play a game.  If you have 20 million instead of 10 million, you can't sleep in a softer bed or order a better meal in a restaurant.  There comes a point when it is just a number.  You might have more fancy cars and homes, but you can only drive one car at a time and sleep in one bed.  No one--coaches or players--should be paid as much as they make.  Based on the expertise they bring to the organization, the team doctor should be the highest paid guy in any sport.

    The other side of the coin:  I do believe that, for the sake of a coach's career, he should be paid enough money to earn the respect of the players.  I don't know if 12 million is enough and 5 million isn't, but the player is going to realize he doesn't have to listen to the coach if he makes 200 times more than the coach does.  He will know management will always side with the player if there is a dispute.  Management might always side with the player anyway, but it is harder to fire a coach if you have to pay him an extra 6 million to buy off his contract.

    Should Jackson take a pay cut?  Not if he wants to look Bryant and Gasol straight in the eye and tell them to take better shots or hit the boards harder.  Does he deserve 12 million and need to make that much.  Nope.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed! smile

  4. optimus grimlock profile image57
    optimus grimlockposted 8 years ago

    I might, not making thousands a year lol. the thing is hes accomplished so much does he need to keep coaching??? He has nothing to prove and is clearly coaching because he loves it!

  5. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years ago

    It's a little strange to win championships and then be asked to take a pay cut.  Although, it's a job I would do for free:)

  6. MikeNV profile image78
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Doesn't matter if he makes $1 or $12 million.

    He's paid according to the value he delivers in the eyes of ownership.  Why would they pay him what he makes if they didn't think he is worth it?

    How much is winning a championship worth to the team?  When your team loses the seats are empty.  This is big business.

    I think he'll do whatever makes sense for himself and the team.

  7. lender3212000 profile image72
    lender3212000posted 8 years ago

    He's not going to be worth much at all if he can't get Kobe and company to figure out a zone D.

    1. Mike Lickteig profile image84
      Mike Lickteigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely correct!

  8. profile image60
    Brian79posted 8 years ago

    I think Phil should ask for a front office job, along with the pay cut so he will have more control of the team and players.


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