More than 2,500 miles separated them for 2 ½ years. St…

More than 2,500 miles separated them for 2 ½ years. Still, rumors persisted that he would eventually return to the Lakers, the team he had coached to five NBA championships. “You know the league has never been very amenable, happy about our relationship,” Jackson said. “There’s this … feeling that there could be collusion between those two franchises. So that was something that was difficult for us. It’s not that reason [why the relationship ended] — I think distance is the biggest reason.”
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