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Contract expected to be signed Saturday

Updated: July 12, 2004, 11:32 AM ET
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LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers finally have a coach. The next step in a summer of change is determining their roster.

Rudy Tomjanovich agreed to coach the Lakers -- a longtime adversary in more ways than one -- following a 34-year relationship with the Rockets.

"We expect that he'll sign a contract and we'll hold a press conference tomorrow to announce it," Lakers spokesman John Black said Friday.

Tomjanovich succeeds Phil Jackson, who coached the Lakers to three ...

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