All-Time Los Angeles Lakers Roster

Phil Jackson

It is difficult to pick any other coach besides Phil Jackson to facilitate a squad.  Jackson is considered the greatest coach in all of the professional sports in America, since he has won 11 championships.

May 18, 2010 - Los Angeles, United States - (100518) -- LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Los Angeles Lakers' head coach Phil Jackson (R) yells at a referee during the first game of the NBA Western Conference final playoff series against Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles, the United States, on May 17, 2010. Phoenix Suns lost the match 107-128. (Xinhua/Qi Heng.

Jackson began his coaching career with the Chicago Bulls, were he worked along side the Great Michael Jordan.  In the Windy City, Jackson won two sets of “three-peats” for a total of six NBA championships.

Jackson’s second stay in the NBA was in Los Angeles, where he coached the Lakers.  While in LA, Jackson has added five more championship and he could get his sixth this year.

No disrespect to Pat Riley, but Jackson’s Triangle Offense and 11 championship rings have earned him the spot on the bench.

Sixth Man: Jerry West

Jerry West was the ideal Laker player, he worked hard and his play featured glamour and style.  The current NBA logo was designed after West, since he was one of the greatest players in league history.

West played along side Wilt Chamberlain, but the duo only won one NBA championship. Most importantly, Jerry West never beat the arch rival— Boston Celtics.

In his 14 seasons in the league, Jerry West averaged 27.0 ppg, 6.7 apg and 5.8 rpg.  West will be the first man off the bench on the all-time team, who is perhaps the greatest sixth man of all-time.

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