Saturday , Jan , 24 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Phil Jackson to Retire in 2010?

Phil Jackson plans to coach the Lakers through the end of next season and then retire, he told Magic Johnson today in an interview to be aired during the national telecast of Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center.

"One more year after this one with the Lakers," Jackson said. "Dr. Buss has insinuated that he would like me to coach longer, but I said, ‘Let’s just do one year at a time right now.’ So that’s what we’re doing."

Jackson’s contract runs through the 2009-10 season. He turns 64 next September.