Farewell, Phil Jackson, by Way of Lewis Carroll

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May 9 2011 4:08 PM

Farewell, Phil Jackson, by Way of Lewis Carroll

A word ladder, also known as a doublet , to escort the NBA's most book-slinging coach into retirement :

LAKERS
FAKERS
FADERS
WADERS
WATERS
TATERS
TASERS
LASERS
LOSERS
POSERS

(Yes, there's a shorter chain, but it's the journey, not the destination.)

Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.