If Phil Jackson goes ahead with his plan to retire as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, his last game on the bench is going to bother him for a while. The defending champion Lakers were obliterated 122-86 by the Dallas Mavericks, completing an improbable sweep, in a game that saw Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom melt down and earn ejections down the stretch.
Jackson will retire with a 1,155-455 record, 11 world titles, a Coach of the Year award and two other conference championships. He achieved three different championship trifectas, two with the Chicago Bulls and one with the Lakers, and came two rounds short of adding another.
He'll be remembered as one of the best coaches in American pro sports history -- if he actually retires, of course. Remember, he's already retired for good once in his career.