You can't knock 11 titles. Phil Jackson is the best basketball coach the game has ever seen.

There is no need to be overly-reluctant to give Phil Jackson the credit he deserves.  The man won 11 NBA championships as a head coach.  Yes, he won six with arguably the best player the game has ever seen, Michael Jordan.  Yes, he won five with one of the best players the game has ever seen in Kobe Bryant.  But name me a head coach who won multiple championships without elite talent.  You can't.