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Coach K would turn down Lakers

Updated: March 24, 2011, 7:07 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The last time Phil Jackson retired from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004 the team made a strong push to lure Mike Krzyzewski away from Duke. It was an offer Krzyzewski seriously considered before eventually turning down.

Krzyzewski said Wednesday his answer would be the same if the Lakers, who could be in the market for a head coach if Jackson goes through with his plan to retire after the season, decided to call him again.

"I've never thought of ever leaving ...

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