Jackson leaning toward retiring

Phil Jackson said today he told several players, “I’m leaning toward retirement.” He plans to make a final decision in a few days, after he talks with his doctor. If he decides to call it a career, ex-Lakers guard Byron Scott could be a possible replacement. Jackson also said, “I can’t said I would never coach again.” He said he couldn’t make any retirement plans. “I haven’t got that planned out,” he said. “Write a book, go on a grand lecture tour. … I haven’t got those things figured out. … I think I have some things to lend to this game.”