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Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson Will Return Next Season

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks during the post game news conference as he celebrates after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 1, 2010

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson will return next season to compete for the fourth three-peat of his career.

Jackson, 64, was mulling retirement this offseason, citing health concerns.

The Lakers will return next season with the same core players that it took for them to win the 2010 NBA Finals and they should still be considered the favorites to win the Western Conference.

This move saves Los Angeles from what would have been a coaching fiasco, with Brian Shaw as their new head coach, and Byron Scott not being an option as he accepted the Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching position.

So all is safe for now in Los Angeles as they still have the Hall of Fame head coach Phil Jackson.

 

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