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Phil Jackson: Greatest Coach Ever?

Published by on June 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

With the Lakers winning their 15th championship in franchise history, coach Phil Jackson won his 10th career title setting not only NBA records for most titles by a coach, but in any sport. Jackson passed the late Red Auerbach, who won nine titles with the Celtics in the '50s and '60s, including an unprecedented eight in a row, a feat that will never be repeated.

Now the question becomes whether Phil is the greatest coach of all time. Going on winning alone (which is the most important thing when you boil it all down), Phil has  beaten him, but only by one title. Phil has gotten some criticism because he always had the best talent. Yes, he did have MJ, Shaq, and Kobe on all of his title teams, but Auerbach had Russell on ev...

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