With the Celtics in town for the only regular season assignment against the Lakers in Los Angeles, an interesting question has been risen regarding Phil Jackson and Red Auerbach. It is fair to say that they are numbers one and two on the list of all time greatest coaches in the NBA, but where they fall on that list is still a very harsh debate. Anybody who wears green consistently or lives on the east coast considers Auerbach the hands down best, claiming that Jackson could never come close to becoming the NBA coach that Auerbach was. Others, especially those residing in Los Angeles and Chicago, believe that Jackson has surpassed his cigar toting rival with his latest, and tenth, championship ring. The debate could go either way, so it is our job to take an unbiased look at the situation and decide on the best possible solution.
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