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Lakers' Jackson an All-Star coach

Updated: January 22, 2009, 7:53 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers raised their record to a Western Conference-best 33-8 record at the halfway point of the season Wednesday night, earning Phil Jackson a coaching spot in the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 15 in Phoenix.

It's the fourth time Jackson has been an All-Star coach and first since 2000 -- his first year with the Lakers. His previous two assignments were in 1992 and 1996 with the Chicago Bulls, when he coached the East in the midseason game.

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