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Phil Jackson influenced by labor issues

Updated: April 8, 2011, 3:04 AM ET
ESPNLosAngeles.com

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who already had said this will be his last season before retiring, said Thursday night that the potential labor unrest the NBA is facing this summer had plenty to do with his decision to make 2010-11 his final season on the bench.

"It was really about the fact that there's going to be a lockout," Jackson told a small gathering of traveling beat reporters at a downtown hotel ahead of Friday night's game against the Trail Blazers. "It's ...

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