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No doubt, Jackson one-of-a-kind coach

Jerry Krause never will forget the first time he met Phil Jackson.

"I went out to North Dakota to scout him (for the Baltimore Bullets) in 1967," Krause, the former Bulls general manager, said in a phone interview. "And (his coach) Bill Fitch says, 'This kid can do something nobody else can.' I said, 'What's that?' He introduces me to Phil and we walk outside the back of the arena and there's an old, four-door Ford sitting there.

"And Fitch says, 'Phil, show Mr. Krause what you can do with that car.' So Phil sits in the back seat and opens all four doors with both arms. He had the longest arms I had seen in my life. And Fitch was right: Phil could do...