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Sports Roundup: Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Jonathan Martin and more

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Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on in the first quarter of Game Four of the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Suns during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on May 25, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Has the the Zen Master found a new hoops dojo? A running back walks away and Barry Bonds is back! All this means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A. Times.  

The NBA world is on Phil Jackson watch. The 11-time champion former coach of the Bulls and Lakers is expected to take over basketball operations for the NY Knicks, a team he played for when he was younger.  

Jackson is arguably the greatest coach of all time but how might he be as an executive?  

Now to the Los Angeles end of this story which has a lot more soap opera. A legendary team owner, his son, his daughter and a family legacy.  

ESPN is reporting Kobe Bryant is out for the rest of the season.

Moving on to football, Jonathan Martin the offensive lineman who accused Miami Dolphins teammates of bullying has a new home?  

Former Steelers and Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall retired this week at the age of 26. Brian, that sounds a little young to be calling it quits? 

With all the information we now have on the possible long term effects of playing football you think this could be the start of a bigger wave of players checking out early?

Now to baseball as Barry Bonds is back in Giants uniform. No, at 49 years old he has not discovered the fountain of youth so he won't be playing, instead he's going to be hitting instructor.

Bonds was one of the most disciplined hitters I have ever seen and had an amazing eye at the plate. 

As with Phil Jackson sometimes success in one area doesn't mean success in another. What do you think of the all-time home run king as a coach?

Seems like some of the sluggers from the so-called Steroid Era of baseball are having no trouble getting back in the game? 

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