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Monday, August 31, 2015

Articles tagged: Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson Says Ron Artest Runs Offense Better Than Kobe Bryant

When Lamar Odom looked sluggish toward the end of the game against the Thunder on Sunday and missed two crucial free throws, Kobe Bryant sent him a message.  On Tuesday, Phil Jackson was either attempting to send a message of his own to Kobe or giving Ron Artest a confidence booster.  Regardless, Bryant will probably…Read More

Dwyane Wade Jokes that Phil Jackson Would Like to Coach Miami Heat

During an interview that aired on ESPN Thursday, Dwyane Wade joked that Lakers coach Phil Jackson wants to coach the Miami Heat. Wade was responding to a question from reporter Rachel Nichols about why Phil Jackson talks so much about the Heat when he jokingly replied. My answer to Nichols would have been because he’s…Read More

Ron Artest Reportedly Confronted Phil Jackson Over Public Embarrassment

The Lakers have been struggling recently, losing the Christmas day warmup game to the Bucks, getting hammered by the Heat, and getting spanked by the Spurs and gasp! Grizzlies. Phil Jackson’s coaching methods that typically are termed “genius” when the team is winning have now been deemed problematic since the team is losing. One such…Read More

If Health Is Issue, Phil Should Retire

Last week the LA Lakers won their second consecutive NBA Championship. The win gave Phil Jackson his 11th title as a head coach and already had Kobe Bryant thinking Jackson would retire. Jackson, who is 64, said that his mind might be made up about whether or not he will return to coach the Lakers…Read More

Kobe to Magic: Phil’s Leaving

Phil Jackson has already told Magic Johnson that this past season with the Lakers would be his last.  He told Magic that last year, but we all know how quickly things can change in professional sports — especially when you’re coming off back-to-back championship seasons.  Sometimes that makes it easier to leave, other times it…Read More

Phil Jackson Tells His Players Celtics Know How to Lose Games

I have mixed feelings about posting this video. On a fundamental level, I don’t think our TV cameras and microphones should be inside huddles and locker rooms for teams because it’s an invasion of their privacy. I don’t like it but I live with it. On the positive side, thanks to ABC’s access we caught…Read More

Chris Rock Punked by Phil Jackson During Interview with Doris Burke

As seriously as some people take the NBA, I’m glad that ABC is there to remind us that it’s nothing more than entertainment. That’s the message they were trying to send, right? Flashing to celebrities left and right and sending a normally focused and to-the-point interviewer like Doris Burke out to do fluff pieces certainly…Read More

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