Is Phil Jackson The Last Great Coach Of The Modern NBA?

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Is Phil Jackson The Last Great Coach Of The Modern NBA?
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There are those who say that Phil liked his teams ready-made with a resident star who is ready for super stardom.  He got that in Chicago with Micheal Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and in Los Angeles with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.  

Many thought that Red Auerbach's title total was almost sacred. Ask any Celtic past or present and they would bristle at the mention of any Laker coach surpassing them in titles in any form.  

Now that Phil has crashed the party on the inner sanctum of what was once considered "Green Domain," who will be the next coach to be talked about in that rarified air as Red Auerbach and Phil Jackson?

Gregg Popovich and Larry Brown are winners in their own rights, however, this is about the new breed of coaches who still have the chance to be the next hot coaching commodity. 

*This slideshow is not to say that they will win as many championships.

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