Phil's leaning leaves heads scratching

The Lakers coach hints he'll retire, shocking a captive audience

Updated: June 23, 2010, 9:05 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- He said it with a smile, not a smirk. Faster than he normally speaks, but no less decisive.

"I haven't made up my mind," Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "I'm leaning towards retiring, but I haven't made up my mind."

The words landed with a thud. For a couple seconds, the entire press room at the Lakers' training facility was speechless.

After the championship, the parade and the delicious afterglow of beating the Boston Celtics, ...

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