Everything Zen for Kobe, Phil so far
DENVER -- Never before has Phil Jackson launched a season with a starting guard named Smush.
Never before has Jackson's Opening Night preparations involved serious plotting to find an entrée into the game for an 18-year-old center.
Even Jackson admits that never before has he coached a team this thin, this green, this dependant on the nine-ringed, modern-day Red Auerbach to stand up and bark at such needy players.
Scanning through all of the above, from a baseline seat mere ...
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