Pay cut involved in Jackson's return

Updated: May 20, 2010, 3:40 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Are the Lakers trying to low ball Phil Jackson?

The 10-time title winning coach, in the last year of his current contract with the Lakers that pays him a reported $12.5 million for 2009-10, told reporters Wednesday prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference finals that he has already had discussions with the team's front office about coming back next season and the Lakers want to reduce his salary.

"It's been indicated there will be a salary cut but not ... I'm ...

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