Phil Jackson: 60 is the new 50

Phil Jackson was asked whether this two-year extension would be the last contract he ever signed, which was a clever way of asking him whether he planned to retire after the 2010 season, when he’d be 64.

Phil, as usual, didn’t take the bait.

“Maybe the 60s in this era are the 50s in another era. Maybe I can go on into my 70s, but I don’t think so. … I can hardly keep up with these kids anymore. I can hardly speak their language as it is.”