What if Phil Jackson coached the Heat?

If he decides not to walk away from basketball, coaching in Miami is an intriguing idea

Updated: December 23, 2010, 12:39 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

It's Christmas Day 2011. The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a three-peat, and the Miami Heat, in the second year of the Big Three experiment, are back at the Staples Center trying to take down the defending champions.

Late in the game, with the score tied, Phil Jackson calls a timeout and gathers his team together. While Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum walk to one end of the court, Jackson stands on the other end surrounded by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.


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