EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Phil Jackson made a surprise trip to the LosAngeles Lakers‘ practice facility Wednesday.

It was the very first time Jackson was seen by the press at the center on the previous two seasons. The team said the former head trainer.

Lakers trainer Luke Walton, who’s kept in touch with Jackson and at times solicits information from his mentor,” said he didn’t understand his former trainer was at the centre until press associates pointed in Jackson, that was seated at a balcony over the courtroom.

“I have not talked to Phil now, no, however if that is him, I’ll go up Stairs,” Walton said.” … The one year I semi-retired, Phil’s somebody I love to keep in constant communication “

Jackson still has ties to the organization. Lakers Senate and owner Jeanie Buss posted a photo of her having dinner with Kurt Rambis, Jackson along with his wife at Manhattan Beach in November.

Rambis rejoined the organization to Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations.

It was not understood whether Jackson had any interaction with LeBron James.

Jackson once used the word”posse” when talking about James along with his business partners at a 2016 interview with ESPN. In response, James said he and his partners were offended and disappointed as african americans by the word’s usage to characterize them.

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