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Riley and Jackson through the years

CLICK THE PICS TO FOLLOW THE PATHS OF PAT RILEY AND PHIL JACKSON

Jackson

In his hometown of Schenectady, N.Y., Riley starred in both football and basketball.

In a 1962 Christmas basketball tournament, Riley scored 19 for Linton High School in a win over Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor) and Power Memorial High. Nineteen years later, Riley would become Kareem's coach with the Lakers.

Courtesy: Schenectady Schools

Jackson's high school yearbook entry in Williston:

Philip D. Jackson
"He stoops only for a door, and all look up to him." Phi Thetta 4; Pep Club 4; Letterman's Club 2, 3, 4; Coyote-on-the-air 4; Playmaker's 3, 4; Boys' State 3; Junior Class Play, Senior Class Play; Sophomore Class Offices; Capers 2, 3, 4; Varsity Football 4; "B" Football 2; Varsity Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track 2.
Courtesy: Williston High School

Editor's Note: This story first appeared Christmas 2005