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Phil Jackson The Lakers AIN'T a Championship Squad

12/13/2012 5:45 AM PST

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. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!
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