Hip issue shelves Jackson 

October, 15, 2006
10/15/06
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It says so right in my first batch of Power Rankings for the new season.

The Los Angeles Lakers, just to maintain their spot in the West's top eight, might need even more from Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant than they got last season.

Which might not even be possible now.

Marc Stein | email

ESPN Senior Writer
• Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com
• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94
• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics

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