Zenmaster Phil Jackson embodies the modern head coach

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  1. dg1979us

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    All of those guys are great coaches, hard to distinguish between them. Popovich has certainly had talent to work with as well, where as Sloan has never worked with the same level of talent, but definately gets the most out of his guys. To win in Basketball you have to have talent, you simply have to. It is the one sport (at least between football, baseball, and basketball) that one guy can take over a game. Phil has definately worked his system, but his brilliance is controlling the egos (much like Torre during his Yankee years). The best basketball coaches IMO are actually guys like Coach K and the great college coaches, because at that level the Xs and Os are much more important. But, from an NBA aspect the 3 you named are easily the best IMO.
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    There is truth to that. I honestly think you can argue Gasol is one of the top 5 players or so in the league, but it has to be in perspective. When accompanied with Kobe and accepting his role, he is a top tier player. He couldnt carry a team though. Much like Pippen, Pippen was argued by many as being the second best player in the league when he played with Jordan, but he wasnt. He was the best side-kick player, which almost made him the 2nd best player, but he couldnt carry the Bulls without Jordan, and Gasol couldnt carry the lakers without Kobe. But together, that is a tough combo to defend for sure.
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  3. World Peace

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    im pretty pumped about this christmas day game
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    if zenmaster phil jackson were coaching miami they would be undefeated.
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    fkn Shannon Brown
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  6. World Peace

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    Zen master kills the modern coaching spirit of Eric Spoelstra
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  7. World Peace

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    The zenmaster will prevail.. even down 2 games to the choke artist mavericks
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    L.A. doesn't want it bad enough. Phil is already looking ahead to Montana.
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    I'm gonna go ahead and call it. A 20 point blowout without Artest. The zenmaster will breathe life into Pau Gasol.
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  10. Deuce Wayne

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    Yeah. Phil Jackson sucks.

    It'd be cool if the Lakers were actually coached.
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