What's next for Jackson and Rivers?

Updated: June 3, 2010, 9:53 AM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

If there's still a nine-ring disparity between Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers, why does it feel as if the gap between the two has closed so much since the most recent time these coaches met in the NBA Finals?

Could it be because Rivers' Celtics got the better of Jackson's Lakers in 2008? Or could it be because Rivers had to adopt a Jacksonian long-view approach to coaching this season? Then again, maybe it's because they're in the same situation: that for all that they've done to get their ...

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