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Phil Jackson Returns

STEPPING UP: Phil Jackson, who spent a lot of his year off in Australia and New Zealand, took a casual approach to the news conference Tuesday, at least in his choice of footwear. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
FAMILIAR LOOK: Phil Jackson, who coached the Lakers to three NBA championships in his previous five-season tenure, was back on the job Tuesday at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)