Breaking: Phil Jackson To Stay With Lakers For "Last Stand"

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At Least One More Year With Kobe and Phil

According to ESPN, Phil Jackson will be returning to the Lakers next season to make a final run at a 3-peat before retiring.

Phil Jackson’s comment:

After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its title in the 2010-11 season.  It’ll be the last stand for me, and I hope a grand one.

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak released a statement as well:

With this most recent championship, we’ve now won five titles in the 10 years he’s been our head coach and have been to the Finals in seven of those 10 years, which is amazing. He’s not only the best coach for this team, but quite simply the best coach in the history of the NBA.

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