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Being ... Phil Jackson
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He's on the verge of his eighth NBA title as a coach, and his team is bidding for the first perfect playoff run. So what's going on inside Phil Jackson's head? Click through the Zenmaster's brain to find out.

I tamed Dennis. I calmed down Scottie. I got Michael to play the triangle. I even got Shaq and Kobe to be civil to each other.

Now I need a real challenge: Middle East, here I come.

There's a free-agent shooting guard I'm interested in, but I just don't know if he'd be willing to back up Kobe.

"I finally found a book for Isaiah Rider."

Who says he's the most enlightened leader in the world?

"That reminds me of my favorite movie, "Dumb & Dumber."

"It's the perks that make the Lakers a first-class organization."

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