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Phil thought decision on return was his to make

Phil thought decision on return was his to make

ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Nov 12, 2012
Phil Jackson was prepared to return to the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday morning if negotiations between his agent and the team went well, a league source told ESPNLosAngeles.com late Sunday night
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