Is Phil Jackson Actually the Best Coach in NBA History?

June 28th, 2010 by Justin Norman Leave a reply »
In the brief time between the NBA Draft and the Free Agency/LeBron Bonanza, I wanted to talk about another person who's future decision may greatly affect the make up of the league for the 2010-2011 season: Phil Jackson.

Phil Jackson is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the league, and in the league's history. His winning pedigree certainly speaks for itself and is a testament to that notion. Jackson has been a coach for nineteen seasons, and during those nineteen seasons he has 19 playoff berths, 13 Finals appearances, and 11 NBA Championships!

Jackson, while noted as a great coach, has also been the benefactor of talent filled teams. During his tenures in Chicago and Los Angeles, Phil has had the luxury of five-time MVP Michael Jordan and only one-time MVP Kobe Bryant leading his teams. Having arguably the league's best player on your team certainly makes a coaching job much easier.

Given the fact that Phil has never really had a bad set of players, it begs the question: Exactly how good ...

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