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Phil Jackson hopes Joe Smith can fit in

Updated: December 16, 2010, 9:58 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- On Tuesday, Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson would not talk about the trade that brought the team Joe Smith and sent Sasha Vujacic to New Jersey until it became official.

Maybe it was because he was upset the story leaked to the media before the Lakers started their game with the Washington Wizards.

"It was awful," Jackson said, somewhat jokingly. "I can't blame you guys enough for disrupting our lives. It just made it miserable to have business as usual."

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