*Phil Jackson, the man who coached Lamar Odom to two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, tells TMZ the league’s former Sixth Man of the Year may have exhausted his chances with the team. [Watch below.]
“I think that bridge may have burned,” said Jackson, who remains close to some Lakers execs and lives with team president and girlfriend Jeanie Buss. Without being specific, Jackson added he thinks Odom has been “dealing with too many personal things.”
According to Jackson, Odom, who is married to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, may also be suffering now that Bruce Jenner is estranged from Kris Jenner, Kardashian’s mom and the family’s manager. Jackson told TMZ he believes that Odom was able to relate to Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist, because he was an athlete.
It’s been a turbulent summer for the 33-year-old Odom, as the NBA vet had been dogged by allegations of hardcore drug use and marital cheating. At least three women have came forward to allege they engaged in long-term affairs with him and a self-professed drug dealer claims he once had an $800 a day drug addiction.
Also, Odom faces DUI charges in California that could lead to jail time.