Jackson sets Lakers record for coaching wins

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson set the all-time mark for coaching wins with the Lakers Wednesday after his team beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-97.

Jackson surpassed previous record holder Pat Riley with the win, his 534th victory with the Lakers. His players congratulated him on his achievement on the sideline after the game.

"It's been a great run here for us in L.A.," Jackson told reporters after picking up the 1,079th win of his career, fifth on the all-time list.

Jackson achieved his milestone one game after Bryant became the Lakers' all-time scoring leader. Bryant was greeted by Hall of Fame player Jerry West, whose record he surpassed, in a special ceremony prior to the game.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing Peter Rutherford)