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Phil Jackson suppresses any nostalgia

Lakers' coach in no mood to reminisce at his possible last game at the Garden

Updated: February 12, 2011, 2:21 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW YORK -- He has said this will be his last stand, which means Friday was probably Phil Jackson's last dance in the Garden.

He was never a graceful player. Flying elbows and floor burns defined his 10 seasons with the Knicks. "Action Jackson," they called him. It was a term of endearment, not amazement.

Over the years, he has returned, mostly as a villain. An opposing coach who ended the home team's seasons more often than he prolonged them.

But on this night, perhaps his final ...

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