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Coach could move to another Lakers job

Updated: June 21, 2004, 10:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Zen Master is stepping down as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Jackson, one of the most successful coaches in NBA history, won't return to lead the Lakers next season.

Jackson, who won three straight championships with the team, agreed with Lakers owner Jerry Buss to end his tenure as coach, the team said in a statement.

"In my opinion Phil is the best coach in the history of the NBA and he did a phenomenal job for us these past five years, for which I am very grateful," ...

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