Phil Jackson talks about the finals on the Dan Patrick show
Got this from the sports section on another board. My apologies if already posted.
Here are some comments by Phil:
- the game is getting soft, unphysical, and is all about style and flash
- that the timeout incident was bad
- Stackhouse getting suspended was bad and Wade got free calls
- the Refs favored Riles and Wade a lot, very generous with Wade
- Wade free reign to do anything...
- Pat's influence on the refereeing was critical, in that wade got calls that dirk couldn't get in the identical situation.
- Very clear on Kobe being the best. Said Wade doesn't come close to jordan. Said Kobe worthy of comparison.
- Dan Patrick rated players: 1) Kobe 2)LeBron 3) Wade, does Phil agree?
Yes - Kobe, LeBron, Wade
-How do you take advantage of preferential treatment?
Riles did it the right way, gave Wade the middle of the floor allows refs to see fouls
-What about Shaq's quote on Riles?
Shaq always says the best is who he is with at that moment. Complimented Riles,
doesn't hurt him at all. Said that he couldn't get Shaq to play screen rolls, Riles did
-Why was Riles able to get it out of him?
Phil got that ability out of him in a different way. They didn't need him to score
-Did the Lakers make the right decision on Shaq?
Yes Teams never get enough back for a dominant center
-Do the refs affect who you pick?
Needs to decide on potential or now at 26th. 3 point line is a very important part of the game, maybe not a better game, but its different
-How would MJ do now?
PJ would just spread the court and let him drive. MJ couldn't get a call against Utah in the finals. How many throws would he get today? Subs don't get calls, you hope your top two players do
-Can an owner affect a game?
Mark put himself on the backside of the game. He should have kept a lower profile. Refs couldn't help but be affected
-Could you coach for an owner like that?
Depends on if he can be told to shut up and sit down. He wants the space to make decisions. Mark has been a very affective owner.
-Was AJ out coached?
Unfortunately there were many things that looked questionable in the finals. Did a great job in earlier rounds. Players were able to front Dirk without foul calls. Wade was able to run through screens without a foul call . All the ref rules were out the door by the time the series was over (Riley influence).
I just wouldn't expect a respected man like himself to say Kobes better then Wade whens theres no really way of knowing at this point.
I know what you mean. but as a coach, you have to embrace your players. I mean, you cant have a coach sayin somethin like micheal redd is better than kobe, but when its a tossup between two players or when its unknown whos better like you said, most coaches will embrace the players they work with. it helps the coach/player relationship and increases the level of trust
Wade could win 5 chamionships and Kobe would still be better in Lakers fans minds...
But he hasn't, and probably never will...he doesn't even have more rings then Kobe at this point. Why bring up this hypothetical question?
Kobe made 1st team All-NBA and 1st Team All-Defense...Wade didn't make either team, he's the current hot story I'm glad someone like Phil doesn't buy into the propaganda.
Phil's a great coach, but at this stage of his career he is see-thru and doesnt have 1/2 the charisma or pull that a coach like Riley has...His zen act is tired and laughable now...he is arrogant and alouf...
you could look at the heat players on Tuesday night and see the resolve on their faces..Riley got those players to sieze that series/moment...
Like I said Phil is great.....but like he said He couldnt even get Shaq to show on pick & rolls