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Jackson remains unsure about shock comeback


Lauren Jackson isn’t completely ruling out a comeback, but admits "my pride and my ego" will probably prevent it from happening.

A four-time Olympic medallist, Australian Basketball Hall of Fame member and two-time WNBA champion, Jackson is arguably Australia's greatest ever basketballer.

Her glittering career was cut short due to a knee injury, with Jackson calling time in early 2016.

Now 37, Jackson has become a coach, taking the reigns of her hometown Albury-Wodonga Bandits in the newly-formed NBL1.

And she recently revealed that she's entertaining the idea of suiting up for the Bandits later in the season.

"I'd love to be out there playing and everything, but times have changed since I was an athlete and I can't just focus solely on basketball anymore," Jackson told SEN's Whateley.

"I think my pride and my ego would want to be the best that I could be, and if I can't be that good anymore, then I probably won't do it.

"I've got two little boys that I've got to focus on very heavily… yeah, so, I'll just probably leave it at that."

Jackson admitted coaching is "very different" to playing and said she is finding it hard to adjust.

"It's definitely very different, I think I've got to change my perspective little bit and click into that coaching mode. It will happen… it is very weird for me at the moment because I just want to be out there playing," Jackson said.

Jackson's coaching career got off to the perfect start on Sunday, with the Bandits rolling Waverley 64-58.

"It was good, we got a win, it was a very, very ugly win, bit it was good to start out on a positive note and know that we can only get better from here," Jackson explained.

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