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Lakers Chat: Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

April 5, 2011 |  7:31 pm

Tweetable items from Phil Jackson's pre-game press conference.

Phil Jackson on Utah Jazz

Both Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol will suit up Tuesday against Utah. Said Jackson: "They're ready and willing. At this time of the season, these guys could use the rest. But you'd think it's best for them to keep playing

On home-court advantage: That's something you always say, 'No you don't' when you don't have it. Then you say it's really great to have when you do have it."

Jackson answers the argument from Amare Stoudemire and Kendrick Perkins that Pau Gasol is still soft.

If there is an offer he couldn't refuse to continue coaching: I haven't heard of it or anticipated it." He said a potential lockout partly affected his decision to retire.

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Photo: Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward (R) works against Los Angeles Ron Artest (L) during a NBA basketball game in L.A. Tuesday night. Credit: Paul Buck / EPA