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OTL: Phil At Work

Updated: June 12, 2009, 5:06 PM ET
By Eric Neel

hil Jackson is not thinking about 10 rings.

He's thinking about two. The two that got away, the first to Detroit in 2004 and the second to Boston in 2008. He's thinking about how no one took the Pistons seriously and how dangerous that made them. He's thinking about how he couldn't get his players to truly understand, prepare for and match the intensity of the Celtics' defense. He's thinking about losing, about the sting it left, about the way it lingers even now. He's thinking about surviving ...

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