29. Lakers Hire the Zen Master

Date: 6/16/1999; 6/14/2005

Shaq & Kobe will probably go down as the greatest duo to ever play the game. An unparalleled combo of speed, skill and strength, the only thing that could stop them was their own petty bickering. After a series of inexplicable early playoff exits, the Lakers hired the only coach capable of managing such talent. Phil Jackson provided immediate results, leading Los Angeles to three straight titles and making his case for being considered the best of all time.