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Jackson 'leaning towards retiring'

Updated: June 24, 2010, 3:51 AM ET
By and Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson used it as a running joke this season when asked if he was leaning one way or another regarding his coaching future. "I'm leaning against the wall," Jackson said in a tunnel in Oklahoma City, and later, "I'm leaning against the podium," before a playoff game at Staples Center.

He dropped the joke and got serious about his decision Wednesday.

"I'm leaning towards retiring but I have not made up my mind," Jackson said.

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