Phil Jackson Undergoes Successful Knee Replacement Surgery

Thursday March 29th, 2012

Legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson underwent successful knee replacement surgery today, according to his girlfriend Jeanie Buss:

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Buss, the daughter of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, tweeted the news at 5:11 p.m. Pacific. Jackson coached for over two decades in the NBA, winning 1,640 games with the Chicago Bulls and the Lakers. He won a record 11 championship rings before his retirement at the conclusion of last season.

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