Questioning Phil's future

Lakers coach Phil Jackson is once again answering questions on his coaching plans

Updated: May 5, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

His focus is narrow these days. Out of necessity as much as self-preservation. As clear as the Los Angeles Lakers' present condition is -- up 2-0 on the Utah Jazz in this best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal after Tuesday night's 111-103 win at Staples Center -- his future is uncertain, as is his team's.

Phil Jackson may not want to talk or expound much on what next season might hold.

He can't. Not now and at least not publicly. It would be inappropriate. And despite his iconoclastic ...

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