ESPN.com interview: Red Auerbach

After the Lakers rehired Phil Jackson this week, ESPN spoke to Red Auerbach for his reaction.

Updated: October 28, 2006, 11:18 PM ET
By Ken Shouler | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: This article was first published in June 2005, when ESPN.com conducted one of the last interviews with Red Auerbach. The Celtics legend discussed Phil Jackson, his coaching record, Shaquille O'Neal and a number of other topics.

Red Auerbach was a brash 29-year-old fresh out of the Navy. Without a cigar, he walked into the office of Mike Uline to tell him he was the man to coach his new Washington Capitols in the Basketball Association of America for the 1946-47 season.

"I ...

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