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Buss tweets engagement to Phil Jackson

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Known for getting rings, Phil Jackson finally has given one as well.

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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.

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.

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