|Lakers open preseason without Jackson|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 07 October 2008 16:14|
Assistant coach Kurt Rambis ran the team in place of the 63-year-old Jackson, who remained home and watched the game with his legs elevated. Jackson has been experiencing discomfort for the past few days and was examined on Monday by a team doctor.
``We don't anticipate that it's anything serious at all,'' team spokesman John Black said.
Rambis told reporters that Jackson's condition wasn't any cause for alarm.
``I found out after the morning shootaround and I was kind of shocked, but I think he's going to be OK,'' said Rambis, who replaced Del Harris as head coach for the final 50 games of the 1998-99 campaign before Jackson arrived from Chicago the following season.
llion, which takes him through this season and next.
Jackson has undergone two hip replacement operations since October 2006 - the second one in June 2007. He used a cane for four months, including the preseason last year.