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Jackson unlikely to return

Updated: June 16, 2004, 1:24 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The breakup of the Lakers might begin any day now.

Phil Jackson, the most successful coach in NBA history, and Karl Malone, the league's second-leading career scorer, both said their careers could be finished following Tuesday night's season-ending loss to Detroit .

Kobe Bryant repeated his intention to opt out of his contract, and Gary Payton and Derek Fisher can do the same.

At least Shaquille O'Neal will be back, although he didn't ...

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