Not sure why PJ stuck around the NBA as long as he did. He has always been way more of a college coach in style. That screaming in players faces style doesn't cut it in the NBA. I still remember him losing his s.hit on Wally Szcerbiak
PJ would have been one of the best college coaches.
And guys wouldn't have spazzed out when he told them to put a little mustard on their passes.
Deron is a punk. He blames Avery because he is out of shape fatty and misses every freaking shot. Avery is a good coach. Maybe if his superstar would actually play like one they would of continue winning like in October.
Still one of the worst firings in NBA history. You give Avery a post-season and see how far he can take us. Not after 28 games where we went 14-14 with two easy home games coming up. I'm upset more at the fact that now are team is in disarray searching for answers to a lot of problems.
How reluctant is Phil Jackson to coach again in the NBA, specifically for the Brooklyn Nets? Several news outlets are reporting that the 11-time champion is the Nets' top choice ... and that he's "intrigued" by the prospect.
Even after Jackson's representative, Todd Musburger, came out and told David Aldridge that he had no interest in coaching the Nets "at this moment," there still remains buzz about the Nets pursuing Jackson -- thanks to the "not at this time" closer in his statement.
Now, according to Marc Stein and Chris Broussard, the Nets could be willing to meet Jackson's demands, in terms of salary and position within the team.
Sam Amick also reported that the Nets are not deterred by comments from Jackson's agent. Amick wrote, "One of the people with knowledge of the Nets' plans said of the Musburger statement, 'I wouldn't read much into that'."
Ken Berger writes Jackson, the 11-time champion coach, is "intrigued by the prospect and would be interested in exploring the possibility of coaching the Brooklyn franchise. "For sure," is how "a person with knowledge of his thinking" described Jackson's interest to Berger Thursday night.
Perhaps more significantly, Charley Rosen, one of Jackson's oldest friends, wrote Thursday...
There are several reasons why Jackson could enjoy coaching the Nets and — sooner rather than later — mold them into legitimate championship contenders, the most critical being that the current roster is almost a perfect fit for the triangle.
looks like the pursuit of jackson is still very much alive!
When Jackson takes over the Nets, and within two weeks they are widely considered the second best team in the East and a championship contender, I wonder what people will think of what happened in Los Angeles in the 00s.
He'll have that group oiled up and clicking REAL fast. Watch. Avery Johnson is not a bad coach, but he's not a good coach either. Deron Williams needs to be put in his place by a coach, but there are only 2 coaches in the NBA with the authority and the ability to do that, and the other one is in San Antonio.