Discussion in 'Sports Central' started by style-rip, Apr 26, 2006.
Brahman....why'd phil jackson wait till playoffs to finally coach?
3 seasons in a row he hasn't done jack shit other than get praised for nothing.... now he finally looks like he has something he hasn't had in a LONG time... a game-plan.
If phil actually coaches as he is in the postseason...he may just be slightly overrated in the end rather than ridiculously overrated.
phil has been doing a marvelous job all year keeping that ship together with kobe bryant acting as a huge hole in the bottom for quite a few games
9-33 and 0 AST, yet they still only lost by 6 to the spurs?
either phil jackson's one hell of a coach, or that cast kobe has is much better than people give them credit for
it's not just that game either... there were several like that where kobe shot bricks with reckless abandon and the team still managed to stay close
they've been a total fucking wreck for 3 straight seasons...
even when karl malone/payton etc were there... the coaching was HORRIBLE, and "Great" coach would've won a championship with that cast easily.... he couldn't even come up with a fucking strategy...
Nothing new though, in the playoffs durring the kobe/shaq days there were plenty runs where there was absolutely no plan....
for atleast 3 yrs (i'd say closer to 5) they've been playing street-ball with nba rules....just pick-up style.
it wasnt the coaching dat was horrible it was the pistons defense which was great during dat finals and Karl Malone was injured so he didnt play and you're talking bout how during the Kobe Shaq days there wasnt no plan well they still won 3 championships so I dont see your point
DUE TO TALENT.
There was no gameplan and that's why it came down to the wire too many times.
Actually, let me rephrase... there probably WAS a gameplan, the team however didn't even TRY to excecute it...and that goes back to the coach IMO. Your gameplan doesn't do shit if you can't get your team to use it... i think Phil Jackson took the backseat to shaq/kobe just like he did with jordan/pippen/cast
Now...all of a sudden, there's actual movement. There's rythm. People are moving without the ball.
I think Odom just slammed Kobe against a wall and said "CUT THE BULLSHIT, GIMME THE BALL"
you can't call that one
that's like me saying: "oooh- suns are 2034 NBA champions! sonned!"
lemme say that i DONT think steve nash should win the mvp, nor kobe
Phil Jackson is a great coach.
Jackson gave the Lakers an identity, has gotten them to play defense.
Handed out some books too I bet.
But he doesn't take the floor. He doesn't shoot the ball.
He doesn't fight double and triple teams, etc..
Please don't try to discredit Kobe by giving Phil Jackson the Lions share of the credit for the Lakers success.
That's a weak way to try to get at Kobe.
I mean, look at what happened to the Knicks. Coaching goes only so far.
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