Jackson Leaves Lakers For Adventures Outside NBA

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Phil Jackson imagines himself exploring the southern tropics next winter, or maybe circumnavigating the globe on a motorcycle.

The Los Angeles Lakers’ retiring coach doesn’t imagine returning to an NBA bench. At least not right now.

Jackson wrapped up his tenure with the Lakers on Wednesday, three days after the two-time champions were swept out of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks. The awful ending did nothing to change the 11-time NBA champion coach’s mind about his future.

The 65-year-old Jackson says he probably won’t coach again, but acknowledges he doesn’t know how he’ll feel in six months.

Jackson says he wants to go on adventures that his health wouldn’t allow during his previous retirement seven years ago.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)



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