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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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31.

ria    

12 years and just now proposed? I guess!

554 days ago
32.

firata10    

After milking the cow for 12yrs now he wants to propose.

554 days ago
33.

MOE    

Congrats to phill and jeanie

554 days ago
34.

dick    

That's the only ring the Lakers with get in a long time!

554 days ago
35.

dick    

She looks good for 51, Phil on the other hand looks old and ****!

554 days ago
36.

dick    

She better hope he he can still "get it up" for the honeymoon at that age!

554 days ago
37.

kim    

los Angeles need u Phil go marry and come back to us

554 days ago
38.

Phishie from Philly    

I thought Drew Barrymore was already married?
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Phishie from Philly

554 days ago
39.

taffy84    

I can see the headlines now if he ever cheated on her. Phil Jackson caught in love triangle of offense

554 days ago
40.

Gretel    

That looks just like my engagement ring except you have to get a really big magnifying glass to make mine look that big. I love the ring, though.

554 days ago
41.

Sammy    

She looks much younger than 51 & he's foxy looking at 68...geez...what a great looking couple.

I love Phil...he hates Kobe Bryant..ha..ha..

554 days ago
42.

DON    

I WOULD NOT MARRY PHIL JACKSON HE IS TO OLD.

554 days ago
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