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Phil Jackson thought it was his call

Updated: November 13, 2012, 1:10 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin | ESPN.com

Phil Jackson said he told Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president Jim Buss that he had "confidence that (he) could do the job" when he met with them about returning to coach the Lakers on Saturday.

Jackson then left the meeting with a hand shake and understanding "that (he) would have until Monday (today) to come back to them with (his) decision."

Jackson was prepared to return to the Lakers on Monday morning if negotiations ...

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