Finding Phil's replacement

The Lakers have plenty to choose from in their upcoming coaching search

Updated: May 11, 2011, 10:02 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

With Phil Jackson either exiting into retirement or simply taking a short respite, one thing seems certain -- the Los Angeles Lakers will have a new head coach next season. Jackson has been the Lakers' head coach for all but one season since being hired 12 years ago and has led the Lakers to seven NBA Finals and five championships during his tenure.

He has been the most successful Lakers coach since Pat Riley retired in 1990, and if history is any indication it's almost impossible to ...

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