Phil Jackson to coach Lakers next season

Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson will keep coaching the team at least through 2009-2010. The Orange County Register (Kevin Ding) reports (via blog):

Jackson has usually backpedaled away from all questions about his future, citing a year-by-year policy and even dismissing his contract status as largely irrelevant. This time, he added: “I still have a year left on my contract.”

Nothing crazy here. Jackson is already signed to coach next season. He just seems OK with mentioning it, now.

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