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Phil Jackson to GF

Will You Be My Asst Coach

... For Life?

1/3/2013 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson has finally popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Jeanie Buss -- after 12 years of dating -- but the real question ... could this affect the Zen Master's possible coaching gig with the Brooklyn Nets?

Our Lakers source tells us the engagement went down on Christmas day, but Jeanie -- daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss -- didn't reveal the ring until moments ago.

She posted a pic of the huge rock on Twitter with the caption ...  "Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!"

Jeanie Buss Engagement Ring

Jeanie obviously has massive Lakers connections -- however Phil's currently being courted to take over as head coach of the Nets ... which might be a conflict of interest.

So we gotta ask ...

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16.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Did she threaten to leave him, or did she finally agree to the terms of a pre-nup?

623 days ago
17.

john    

CHAMPIONSHIP RING of course!!!!....any idiot can/does get married!!

623 days ago
18.

Diamond Goddess!    

What a way to cheap out on not having to also buy her an Xmas gift, Phil!
(LOLs!!!)
Well played, my friend, well played.
Best Wishes to Phil and Jeanie!!!

623 days ago
19.

TheEric    

her lips are an offputting shape...her mouth almost looks upside down

623 days ago
20.

Max    

12 years together in Hellywood? That's a life time. Give her whatever she wants my man.

623 days ago
21.

Mee    

Insecurity due to getting older?

623 days ago
22.

Tweeder    

I saw her in playboy WEDDING

623 days ago
23.

DaveT    

Diamonds have blood on them, buy your fiance a .50 cent vending machine ring, if she still marries you after that, she's the one ;)

623 days ago
24.

exlax    

what a cheap way to try to outdo that smut rag publisher

623 days ago
25.

Menace to society     

Everybody knows championship rings r forever a ring for a woman is short term

623 days ago
26.

Hollywierd_gurl    

I have no idea who these people are...

623 days ago
27.

Jay W.     

Ah life is good for some. Congrats just for making it 12 years.

623 days ago
28.

KEN    

ewwwwwww....talk about marrying grandpa.....i just threw up

623 days ago
29.

sweetbaby    

EW! Look closely at her nails. She has vitamin deficiency marks. The little white spots.
Zoom in….

623 days ago
30.

DaveT    

She has a pretty left eyebrow

623 days ago
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