Re: phil jackson is overrated as a coach. but as a motivator hes the best.
How do you take a system with you whereever you go, properly implement it in a way that enables team success in comparison to other coaches who try and implement it and fail, win 11 championships in 20 years you were coaching, and receive the stigma that you are overrated as a coach?
Only misguided ignoramuses could extract from winning the bedrock of losing. Yes, he had Jordan/Pippen and Shaq/Kobe. Guess what? What were any of those players winning before Phil stepped in? And guess what? Riley had Magic/Kareem, Wade/Shaq; Red had Russel + several HoFers; Pop had Duncan; ect, ect. Great coaches are great because they are able to manage great talent and maximize their effectiveness.
And guess what? THAT'S THE POINT OF COACHING.