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Phil Jackson

The Lakers AIN'T

a Championship Squad

12/13/2012 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Phil Jackson says he doesn't want to return to the Lakers organization ... even if they ask him ... and to make things worse, Phil told TMZ he doesn't think the squad is championship material either.

Phil and his GF Jeanie Buss were out on a dinner date at Gjelina in Venice, CA last night ... when we asked the Zen Master if he would be open to rejoining the team if things didn't work out with the Lakers current head coach Mike D'Antoni.  

But Jackson has made it clear the door is closed ... and when we asked if he thought the Lake Show still had a shot at an NBA title this year, Jackson was brutally honest.

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16.

smurfya    

Anyone remember when the NBA was actually fun to watch?

491 days ago
17.

South Side     

Tell the Lakers organization to call him up, he might answer after 11 RINGS!! This man doesn't have to/need to go back to coaching, he's in the Hall of Fame and doesn't have a thing to prove.

491 days ago
18.

Laffsnfun    

Wrong people , wrong coach !

489 days ago
19.

dlmkpost    

Lakers suck...hell basketball sucks!

488 days ago
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