Jackson banking return to Lakers on health

Updated: October 2, 2007, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Phil Jackson hopes to reach a decision on his coaching future in the next four weeks.

Jackson, who turned 62 last month, is in the final season of the three-year, $30 million contract he signed before the 2005-06 season.

"I just told Dr. Buss it hinged upon my recovery," Jackson said Tuesday, referring to Lakers owner Jerry Buss. "Hopefully that doesn't run into the season, when wins and losses become a priority."

Jackson underwent hip replacement surgery ...

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