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Phil Jackson Talks Regret In Using "Posse" Regarding LeBron, Touches On Marijuana Use

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

Knicks President Phil Jackson last night said he "could regret" using the word "posse" to describe LeBron James' friends and business associates, but declined to go deeper, saying he is "not supposed to discuss other teams' players in this position that I have." Jackson appeared on CBS Sports Networ...

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