Phil Jackson Undergoes Angioplasty

Phil Jackson Undergoes Angioplasty

Postby Gamemaster on Sat May 10, 2003 6:58 pm

Phil Jackson undergoes angioplasty

By JOHN NADEL, AP Sports Writer
May 10, 2003

AP - May 10, 7:31 pm EDT
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson underwent an angioplasty Saturday after experiencing tightness and pain in his chest for about a week.

The procedure to open Jackson's left anterior descending artery lasted a little over two hours, team spokesman John Black said.

``There was over 90 percent blockage,'' Black said. ``The main threat would have been a massive heart attack.''

Black said a bypass operation wasn't necessary.

It's possible the 57-year-old Jackson will be able to coach Sunday's fourth game of the Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.

He was to remain at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in nearby Inglewood on Saturday night for observation and will undergo further tests Sunday morning.

The procedure was performed at Centinela by Dr. Phillip Frankel and Dr. Vern Hattori of the Apex Cardiology Group.


``If all goes well, he'll be able to coach the game,'' Black said.

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Postby LakersGyrl2003 on Sun May 11, 2003 3:32 am

Get well soon!
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Postby Reddy on Sun May 11, 2003 7:11 am

YEAH PHIL ......GET WELL!

the lakers need you! :man10:
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Sun May 11, 2003 9:50 am

They still don't know if he will make it tonight, either way, I want him to do what will be the healthiest desicion for him. Sacrafice one game if you need to Phil, for we'll need you in the future for many more...

Get healthy, my prayers are with ya big guy...
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Postby Kobe_One_Kenobi_8 on Sun May 11, 2003 12:51 pm

FAST RECOVERY COACH!!!!

GET WELL SOON!!!!!!!!

IN THE TRIANGLE, YOU ARE THAT THIRD SIDE, ALONG WITH KOBE AND SHAQ!!!!!!!
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Postby LakersGyrl2003 on Sun May 11, 2003 2:06 pm

We're missin him today!
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