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GM senses Phil Jackson will retire

Updated: May 9, 2011, 4:12 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DALLAS -- Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak believes Phil Jackson this time.

Jackson might've played coy in what was likely his final postgame press conference, joking "I haven't answered that, have I?" when pressed for a definitive statement on whether he'd coached his final NBA game Sunday. But Kupchack says he believes Jackson's decision to retire is final this time.

"I think this is it," Kupchak told ESPNLosAngeles after the Lakers were swept out of the playoffs ...

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