Crossroad puzzle

Phil Jackson has a choice to make: Walk away, or chase another transcendent moment

Updated: June 15, 2010, 11:40 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

He has most often been a guide, a leader of men. Coaching, cajoling, sometimes even coddling them into a greatness buttressed not by id or ego but selflessness.

It is Phil Jackson's unique way, refined through reflection from a life around the game.

Each championship season is a new journey, though the end remains the same: A sticky celebration in the middle of June, those few fleeting moments inside the locker room when it is all done, before the world is allowed inside to ...

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