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Pssst. If Lakers win, Phil will be back

Updated: June 6, 2010, 6:58 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- For all the talk of Phil Jackson going to Chicago or New Jersey or Cleveland or wherever else LeBron James might end up, the truth is he's three wins from returning as the Los Angeles Lakers' coach next season.

He never will fully admit as much because he doesn't have to and shouldn't in a contract year in which he will be the biggest free agent to hit the market next month outside of James. There probably will be at least a half-dozen teams that will go after Jackson hard, ...

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