Jackson: Health will influence decision

Updated: June 28, 2010, 11:22 AM ET
Associated Press

WHITEFISH, Mont. -- Seeing Denver Nuggets coach George Karl sidelined last season with cancer will influence Phil Jackson's upcoming decision on whether to return as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the legendary coach said at a meeting of Western governors on Sunday.

Jackson told reporters after his speech to the Western Governors' Association that he's waiting to hear from doctors on whether he's healthy enough to make it through another 82-game regular season.

The 64-year-old ...

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