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Phil Jackson: Title fueled return

Updated: March 22, 2011, 11:45 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers fans rode the will-he or won't-he seesaw last season with every detail that emerged about management asking Phil Jackson to take a pay cut to return. They wondered if Los Angeles' Hall of Fame coach would try to add to his record 11 titles in 2010-11 or head out to his home in Montana and retire from the sport.

It turns out the decision ultimately didn't come down to money, or the 65-year-old coach's health, but rather the chance to win again, pure and ...

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