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Tainting the town: Larry's legacy spoiled in Big Apple

Updated: May 16, 2006, 2:34 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

It's hard to believe this now, knowing how drastically and shamefully their seasons differed, but it's a true story.

Larry Brown and Phil Jackson were motivated by a similar force when they washed ashore on opposite coasts to coach two of the most glamorous franchises on the NBA map.

Two similar forces, actually. You can't forget those matching eight-figure annual salaries.

Yet the force I'm referring to here is Red Holzman.

The legendary Holzman, remember, was ...

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