Phil Jackson has been in touch with Mitch Kupchak on multiple occasions over the past few weeks to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jackson has taken on an informal role of consultant.

"Even though he doesn't have an official role with us, he's a consultant of sorts," said Kupchak.

"We discussed some things, me and Mitch in the past couple of weeks, bouncing things around," said Jackson.

The Lakers sought out Jackson's opinion and he said that there is no issue with Kupchak or Jim Buss.