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Buss tweets engagement to Jackson, shows off ring

/ 11:13 AM January 05, 2013

Los Angeles Lakers Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss shows the lucky rock she was given by boyfriend Phil Jackson before the NBA Draft Lottery in this May 24, 2005 file photo taken in Secaucus, N.J. Jackson finally replaced the rock. Buss posted a picture Thursday night Jan. 3, 2013 on her official Twitter account of her left hand with a diamond ring on her finger. Buss later confirmed the engagement to ESPN.com, saying she received the ring at Christmas and she’s “beyond happy.” AP

LOS ANGELES — Known for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.

The retired coach, who won 11 NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, is engaged to longtime girlfriend and Lakers executive Jeanie Buss.

Buss posted a picture Thursday night on her official Twitter account of her left hand with a diamond ring on her finger.

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The accompanying tweet read ”Twitter family – Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!” followed by a smiley face.

Buss later confirmed the engagement to ESPN.com, saying she received the ring at Christmas and she’s ”beyond happy.”

The 67-year-old Jackson and 51-year-old Buss have been dating since 1999.

Jackson nearly returned to the Lakers in November, but the team opted for coach Mike D’Antoni.

TAGS: Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles Lakers, mike d’antoni, NBA, Phil Jackson
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