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Phil Jackson celebrates 68th birthday

September 17, 2013|By Eric Pincus
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Phil Jackson celebrates his 68th birthday on Tuesday.

Jackson, who is engaged to Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, has said repeatedly he has no intention to coach again in the NBA -- although he acknowledged to The Times over the summer that intentions can change.

Jackson led the Lakers to five championships.  He also earned six as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and two as a player for the  New York Knicks.

The Lakers and Jackson discussed a reunion last year, after the team fired Mike Brown.  It would have been Jackson's third stint after leading the team over 1999-2004 and 2005-2011, but the team chose instead to hire Coach Mike D'Antoni.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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