Lakers & Celtics: Classic Rivalry Renewed

Foes throughout the 1980s, Boston and L.A. meet for the first time since 1987.

2008 NBA Finals

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The L.A. Lakers' Phil Jackson owns nine NBA championships as a coach (and another one as a player), tied with Celtics great Red Auerbach for the most in NBA history.

Leading Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls from 1989 through 1998, Jackson collected six rings; the other three came courtesy of the early-2000s Lakers, where Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant formed an all-but-unstoppable inside-out tandem.

Can the "Zen Master" top the Celtics and get a ring for every finger? (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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