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Phil Jackson, Lakers president Jeanie Buss announce end of engagement on Twitter

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, left, sits next to Phil Jackson, right, president of the New York Knicks, during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Knicks and the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers co-owner and president Jeanie Buss have ended their four-year engagement, according to tweets sent by both parties on Twitter on Tuesday.

Jackson, 71, coached the Lakers from 1999-2004 and again from 2005-2011, winning five championships during two stints in Southern California.

Buss, the daughter of longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss, is now running the show in Hollywood nearly some 3,000 miles away from Jackson in New York.

The pair had been dating since 1999, when Jackson first became head coach of the Lakers.