4 Jul 2009

Lakers head coach Jackson commits to another season

12:42 pm on 4 July 2009

The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team's head coach Phil Jackson says he will stay in charge for the 2009-10 season, ending speculation about his future.

Jackson, who collected a record 10th championship ring when the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic 4-1 in last month's NBA Finals, made the decision after having several medical tests.

Jackson, who will turn 64 in September, has had both hips replaced and underwent an angioplasty procedure in 2003 to open a clogged artery in his heart.