Couple of days ago I read where Jackson didn't want to be just an 'employee' of the Lakers --- one of the bargaining chips Jackson wanted was some of the organizational reins that would normally go to GM Mitch Kupchak. Evidently, executive VP Jim Buss didn't want to cash that chip.
Basketball is not an equal opportunity game. If you can't shoot it well, you don't get to shoot. -- Bob Donewald