Here we go. With an anti-LeBron James sentiment stronger than we have seen in years (the negative comments, Twitter and Facebook reactions to THIS today and this monster from Monday put it on full display), we wonder how this one is going to go over.
Speaking at a Microsoft store opening in Miami, Alonzo Mourning was hit with the inevitable LeBron vs. Michael Jordan comparison question. ‘Zo sent his guy Scottie Pippen right up the river with his answer: Read More »
Kobe Bryant has been getting the Michael Jordan comparisons for close to 20 years. He never enjoyed them, even doing what he could to silence them. With Phil Jackson releasing his memoir next Tuesday, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and titled “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success,” the Zen Master will also be doing something he always hated: comparing the qualities of two of the best players he ever coached. Read More »
How big of a boss is Phil Jackson? A fan asked him to showcase all 13 of his NBA championship rings (11 as a coach, two as a player), and he pulled them out like it was nothing. The two rings in the front are from his time as a player in New York. The six in the middle are from his years in Chicago and the five at the top are from when he held it down with the Lakers. Read More »
Here’s a look at the cover of Phil Jackson‘s latest book, titled “Eleven Rings.” The book, dropping on May 21, will probably be much like the others from the Zen Master. The Amazon description says it’ll include his secrets from the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s, what it was like to manage Michael Jordan, inspiring Dennis Rodman, and turning Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader. Read More »
NBA teams want Phil Jackson. No surprise there. But not all of them are eager to hand over the keys to the franchise, preferring Phil to do his work solely from the sideline as coach.
Franchises are stepping up though, willing to at least discuss giving Phil the world. The most aggressive of those teams is reportedly the Toronto Raptors. Read More »
According to reports, former Cleveland head coach Mike Brown is in the process of completing a five-year contract to return to the team next year as head coach. The deal will reportedly be worth over $20 million with a buyout provision in the final year, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. It’s an ironic turn of events for more than one reason. Read More »
We’ve said it here before, but it speaks volumes about how highly Phil Jackson thinks of Kyrie Irving that he would even engage in a conversation with the Cleveland Cavaliers about their head coaching vacancy.
Not surprisingly though, according to ESPN, Phil has reportedly told the Cavs he’s not interested in the gig. There are a few layers to this other than a brief flirtation: Read More »
Phil Jackson reportedly wants back in the NBA. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody, now that we’ve seen his “I’m Retiring/Moving to Montana/Now I’m Bored” routine already in the past. The fact that he raised his profile further by opening a Twitter account (and is actively interacting with players), is commenting on basketball strategy and has made himself more available to the media has only made his desire more clear.
So the Cleveland Cavaliers, in need of a coach, especially one who can handle superstars, have reportedly reached out to Phil. But does Phil want to coach? And does he want to do it in Cleveland? Read More »
/ Apr 22, 2013 / 12:19 am
There’s a first time for everything, and in yesterday afternoon’s matinee in San Antonio, we saw an injured star player attempt to coach a playoff team through 140 characters. Anxious that he can’t be out there helping his teammates, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter with the same aggressiveness he usually shows on wing isolations. Not everyone was feeling it. Read More »
/ Apr 19, 2013 / 11:59 pm
With all of the intense, disturbing real-world stuff that went down in Boston all day Friday, basketball games don’t seem so important any more, do they? But here we are. It’s Saturday, the first day of the NBA Playoffs, and after the last week, we probably all need a major dose of basketball played by the world’s greatest athletes to take our minds off of current events.
This is what the schedule looks like: Read More »