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ESPN: It hit Lakers vice president Jeanie Buss like a load of bricks as she rode to Staples Center for Game 5 of Los Angeles’ first round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night with Phil Jackson, her longtime boyfriend and the Lakers head coach.
With the teams tied 2-2 in this best-of-7 series and Jackson in the final year of his contract, this could have been the last time they rode to a Lakers home game together.
She doesn’t, however, think it will be the last time she rides with him to a game he’ll be coaching.
“I know Phil will be coaching next year, somewhere. Whether it’s here or someplace else I don’t know,” Buss said. “There’s going to be a lot of good jobs that come up this summer.”
Buss wouldn’t elaborate on which jobs might interest Jackson if he doesn’t extend his career with the Lakers. But she was emphatic that the choice isn’t limited to Jackson returning to the Lakers or retiring.
“I know that he can’t just retire,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Honey, what are you going to do? Are you going to help your kids go change diapers and stuff?'”