Buss: Jackson will coach next year

Updated: April 29, 2010, 12:12 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

It hit Lakers vice president Jeanie Buss like a load of bricks Tuesday night as she rode to Staples Center for Game 5 of Los Angeles' first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with Phil Jackson, her longtime boyfriend and the Lakers' head coach.

With the teams tied 2-2 in this best-of-7 series at the time and Jackson in the final year of his contract, this could have been the last time they rode to a Lakers home game together.

She doesn't, however, believe ...

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