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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Articles tagged: Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson would start team with Bill Russell over Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson has coached two of the greatest basketball players ever, yet he wouldn’t choose either one of them first if he were starting a team. During an interview with Time, the former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach said he would take Bill Russell first if he were starting a team, not Michael…Read More

Phil Jackson on Lakers hiring Mike D’Antoni: ‘I laughed’

Phil Jackson was probably as stunned as the rest of us when the Los Angeles Lakers decided to go with Mike D’Antoni rather than bringing him back as their heard coach, whether he is willing to admit that or not. You would think a guy who has won five championships with a franchise would be…Read More

Phil Jackson leans to Michael Jordan over Kobe Bryant

Looks like Phil Jackson won’t be back to coach the Los Angeles Lakers any time too soon. In his new memoir “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” that will be out next Tuesday, Jackson finally compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as players. Jackson clearly favors MJ over Kobe. Jackson has won 11 championship rings…Read More

Phil Jackson reportedly ‘done with coaching’

Phil Jackson is the best basketball coach available, but he may not have interest in coaching again. Jackson turned down the Brooklyn Nets, who were interested in having him replace PJ Carlesimo as the team’s head coach. The outcome is no surprise; we didn’t figure he would be interested in coaching the Nets. But what’s…Read More

Pistons hire Phil Jackson to help select their next head coach

Phil Jackson has reportedly been itching to return to the NBA in some sort of capacity that is not coaching, and it appears he has already landed his first gig. The Detroit Pistons have hired Jackson to advise president of basketball operations Joe Dumars in selecting a new head coach, according to the team’s official…Read More

Raptors reportedly working to sign Phil Jackson as team president

Earlier this month, a report surfaced that indicated Phil Jackson is anxious to return to the NBA next season in some sort of capacity that may not be coaching. As you might expect, several teams have already expressed interest in bringing Jackson on board. However, it may surprise you to hear that the Toronto Raptors…Read More

Phil Jackson takes shot at Pau Gasol on Twitter before playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers have made their way into the postseason despite their well-documented struggles all season long. Losing Kobe Bryant for the year down the stretch will certainly hurt, but LA is fortunate to still be playing let alone somehow grabbing a No. 7 seed. On Saturday afternoon, Pau Gasol tweeted that the Lakers…Read More

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