Jackson's greatness is unquestioned

Originally Published: June 16, 2009
By Tim Keown | Page 2

The debate over Phil Jackson's legacy is comical on many levels, including the most basic: the idea that there even needs to be a debate. Seriously, you concoct an argument that diminishes his achievements because he won championships with great players? That's genius. And Randy Johnson's 301 wins should be tainted because he has a great arm.

It's the never-ending quest to create context. Great achievements can't exist on their own merit. They must be dissected by era, by competition, ...

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