X marks the spot of greatest NBA coach

Originally Published: June 15, 2009
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine

ORLANDO, Fla. -- For one fleeting moment, especially when his radical ways flashed through my mind, I thought Phil Jackson was releasing his inner militant.

As Lakers players celebrated on the makeshift stage in Amway Arena with gray "World Champion" baseball caps on, Jackson sported a bright yellow hat with a bold, black "X" on the front.

"Malcolm X?" I thought, recalling the faddish caps of the early 1990s, before quickly realizing that the X was for Jackson's record-breaking ...

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