Originally Posted by ripthekik
I'm just curious.
I understand the part where he wanted less travel, if he has some physical ailments, but the money???
He's already set for life, not to mention his gf is rich as hell too. What does he need the money for? Is he even going to be able to spend it all?
I mean I question why the hell a 67 year old man would come back to coach already, but since he desired to coach, why the money??
Who said he did desire to come back? Has he come out and said publicly that he wanted it? Jackson might just have enjoyed the ego boost of being hailed as the returning hero without having to actually do the job.
As to why he "need[ed]" big money. You can argue what anyone needs
. Jackson is certainly far from alone in basketball culture in demanding as much as he can get. In basketball (and many sports) salary seems to predominantly be a status symbol, an easily comparable measuring stick of your importance. So why demand big money? Because he believed that he was worth it.