There's a salary cap for players, but not for coaches, so the Lakers have made Phil Jackson their big free-agent signing this year.
Faced with questions after losing to Detroit, the Lakers won't have any real answers until this summer.
It's been the Year Of The Team in the NBA. That's why the Pistons made such ideal champs.
Even if the Lakers don't win the title, they got their money's worth in Karl Malone and Gary Payton.
Can the Lakers recover from the first 2-1 deficit Phil Jackson has ever seen in the NBA Finals?