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Southsideheat
03-05-2011, 05:57 PM
http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/03/phil-jackson-paying-attention-to-bulls-record/


The Bulls have been lethal at home all season. Also, it’s worth noting this is the first time since Jackson coached the Bulls that Chicago has even been considered a Finals contender. From ESPN: “Jackson said he is also paying close attention to the Eastern Conference standings, particularly to third-ranked Chicago. Jackson wants to make sure L.A. stays ahead of Chicago in the overall league standings should the Lakers play the Bulls in the Finals, assuring home-court advantage in that scenario. “You want those matchups, just in case something happens, to be in your advantage so that you have home court,” Jackson said.

bovice163
03-05-2011, 05:59 PM
The Zen master knows what's good. He is right to prepare for the unexpected.

redwhitenblue
03-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Eh, I would hope all coaches want to stay ahead of a team that is very good at home. That seems like something you'd focus on every year.

DaBUU
03-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Phil knows whats up

marlinsfan24
03-05-2011, 06:01 PM
But the Lakers are 2-7 vs the "elite" teams...how can we talk about the Finals ;)

redwhitenblue
03-05-2011, 06:03 PM
But the Lakers are 2-7 vs the "elite" teams...how can we talk about the Finals ;)
Because they're not 1-8.

bovice163
03-05-2011, 06:04 PM
Because they're not 1-8.

:burn:

I still love you Marlin. :)

marlinsfan24
03-05-2011, 06:06 PM
Because they're not 1-8.

Makes sense :)

RZZZA
03-05-2011, 06:06 PM
how could a Bulls fan disrespect Phil Jackson? Greatest coach in the league as far as I'm concerned.

bbcmillionaire
03-05-2011, 06:08 PM
In before all the Bulls homers come in here to say how they're winning the ship

We goin to tha ship*end hardball movie clip*. I guess we're homers if the great David said so. Hahaha anywho, Phil Jackson preparing for the playoffs, it's what a great coach does

AIsixersFK
03-05-2011, 06:09 PM
goooo sixers

Avenged
03-05-2011, 06:11 PM
Makes sense since the Bulls are great at home..

I think Phil needs to worry about the Lakers own record first.. Spurs and Mavs aren't going to be easy to beat this year in the playoffs.

Southsideheat
03-05-2011, 06:16 PM
Makes sense since the Bulls are great at home..

I think Phil needs to worry about the Lakers own record first.. Spurs and Mavs aren't going to be easy to beat this year in the playoffs.

Yet LA would still be favored.

Badluck33
03-05-2011, 06:24 PM
PJ needs to pay attention to whats going on in his conference first. especially during this next 5 weeks.

Worry about the finals if/when you get there.

great coach btw.

allSUAVE
03-05-2011, 06:27 PM
Bulls in the Finals pleaseeeee ! What a joke!

bovice163
03-05-2011, 06:28 PM
Bulls in the Finals pleaseeeee ! What a joke!

You better be more worried about the Knicks getting out of the first round, than about the Bulls. ;)

SteBO
03-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Bulls in the Finals pleaseeeee ! What a joke!
:facepalm:

allSUAVE
03-05-2011, 06:32 PM
You better be more worried about the Knicks getting out of the first round, than about the Bulls. ;)

Lol Atleast I kno my team aiant going nowhere this year .

bovice163
03-05-2011, 06:33 PM
Lol Atleast I kno my team aiant going nowhere this year .

Lol, SteBO put it right. :facepalm:

JordansBulls
03-05-2011, 07:14 PM
http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/03/phil-jackson-paying-attention-to-bulls-record/

It would be crazy if we beat out LA record wise this season.

Albrecht Duerer
03-05-2011, 07:23 PM
I think Phil might be secretly hoping for a Bulls Lakers finals out of a sense of nostalgia and poetry. Phil won his first title with the Bulls against the Lakers, so it would be kind of coming full circle. I also thinks he has some measure of fondness for the Bulls stilll (esp since Krause is gone) since the Bulls are a brand that he helped create.

Teeboy1487
03-05-2011, 07:32 PM
:facepalm:

Comgrats on promotion to TM :clap:. Well deserved.

totheights
03-05-2011, 07:35 PM
But the Lakers are 2-7 vs the "elite" teams...how can we talk about the Finals ;)

They have proven their worth in the playoffs. Rather than just spout their mouths off about how great they are and get everyone else to believe it.

That is why the Lakers can talk about the Finals until someone else knocks them off.

shep33
03-05-2011, 07:40 PM
But the Lakers are 2-7 vs the "elite" teams...how can we talk about the Finals ;)

I think it's more of we know that they have got it done before when everyone was against them. I remember a couple years back when they played Denver in the WCF, a lot of people picked the red-hot Nuggets. Then last year LA was terrible against winning teams as well, they got blown out a bunch of times vs playoff teams. People counted them out again, and even after finishing the season 4-7, some people thought that OKC would upset them. Then the Finals last year come around, I would say a majority of experts and fans (PSD especially) picked Boston. So in a way, the Lakers are a team that we know can respond to adversity and often play better under those conditions.

Miami IMO still has the ability to win a ship, they still have 2 of the top 4 players in basketball and one of the best pfs. But I think people are less worried about LA cause we've seen them do it before. It's gonna be tough for LA though, and I'm a Laker fan and realize this. I believe its been about 25 years since a team has played in 4 straight NBA Finals. It's tough no doubt. I think it was the Lakers in the mid-80s. So going to 4 straight is tough, I mean that's like an extra season of basketball, and not any basketball, playoff ball which is way more intense.

JNA17
03-05-2011, 07:50 PM
That would make a great ending to Phil Jackson's coaching career. In his last year, he goes up against the team he coached and won 6 rings of his own with, along with trying to get his 6th ring with the lakers as well.

That would make a great storyline imo :D

The BodyGuard °
03-05-2011, 07:53 PM
The Bulls are coming out of the east...
The Thunder are coming out of the west...

Time2Dieeee
03-05-2011, 07:54 PM
Phil better get his head out of his *** and worry about the spurs! forget the bulls..worry about the spurs!

tmacsc2
03-05-2011, 07:57 PM
And im playing real close attention to my poop!
wtf? every playoff coach in the west in paying close attention to every playoff team in the east....
whoopty doo!!!

hgtiger32
03-05-2011, 08:25 PM
no offense, but if you are any team wouldn't you be more focussed on what you can do to make your team better and not focuss on what other teams are doing as far as their records go and such?

SteBO
03-05-2011, 08:26 PM
Comgrats on promotion to TM :clap:. Well deserved.
:hi5:Thank you bro. :D

bovice163
03-05-2011, 08:26 PM
no offense, but if you are any team wouldn't you be more focussed on what you can do to make your team better and not focuss on what other teams are doing as far as their records go and such?

Phil has 11 rings and been to the finals what, 13/14 times? I'm pretty sure he knows exactly what it takes and what his team needs.

Southsideheat
03-05-2011, 08:49 PM
I think the Bulls have the 6th easiest schedule coming down the stretch.

kblo247
03-05-2011, 09:39 PM
But the Lakers are 2-7 vs the "elite" teams...how can we talk about the Finals ;)

- Aren't 1 and 8
- Kobe and Fish have been in 7 out of the last 11 finals together
- They have made the finals 3 straight times and won 2 straight rings


I think the big difference is that everyone knows LA has a switch as they lost 7 out of 11 heading into the postseason last year.

As for the Bulls, there would be no better fitting ending to Phil's career than the Lakers vs Bulls in the Finals

Venomous88
03-05-2011, 10:03 PM
As for the Bulls, there would be no better fitting ending to Phil's career than the Lakers vs Bulls in the Finals

Agreed, but if the Lakers make it out of the West, the media would have a good subplot to any of the top contenders expected to come out of the East.

1. Bulls of course with Phil Jackson
2. Celtics with the continued rivalry
3. Heat with the pre-season hype and LeBron v. Kobe matchup

Ty Fast
03-05-2011, 10:05 PM
neither are going to the finals

HaX
03-05-2011, 10:22 PM
That's nice, I don't know why this was needed to be posted in the NBA section, but ok.

Shammyguy3
03-05-2011, 10:25 PM
I think Phil might be secretly hoping for a Bulls Lakers finals out of a sense of nostalgia and poetry. Phil won his first title with the Bulls against the Lakers, so it would be kind of coming full circle. I also thinks he has some measure of fondness for the Bulls stilll (esp since Krause is gone) since the Bulls are a brand that he helped create.

This


:hi5:Thank you bro. :D

Congrats SteBO :)

Avenged
03-05-2011, 10:27 PM
Yet LA would still be favored.

Yes, and rightfully so.

Back to back champs who know how to get it done when it matters most.. It wouldn't be a major upset if the Bulls were to win though.

Confusious
03-05-2011, 10:51 PM
Bulls in the Finals pleaseeeee ! What a joke!
Speaking of joke...

Cleveland >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Knickerbockers.

ghettosean
03-05-2011, 11:10 PM
I think this was a senseless comment by Phil... He's supposed to win as many games as possible he needs to stop talking as if he's controlling how the standings are going to go and just focus on his own team because they are tanking against some great teams and some crappy teams like the Cavs!

Nino Brown
03-05-2011, 11:18 PM
Im not going to question a guys logic who has as many championship as he does.

Bruno
03-05-2011, 11:55 PM
Agreed. The Bulls have been ridiculous at home and average on the road; everyone should want HCA against the Bulls.

Hustlenomics
04-10-2011, 03:37 PM
hows this working out Phil

Team*Chicago
04-10-2011, 04:56 PM
Bulls in the Finals pleaseeeee ! What a joke!

Too bad that it's a reality.

210Don
04-10-2011, 04:57 PM
prolly shulda just focused on yourself

jzero
04-10-2011, 10:40 PM
PJ needs to pay attention to whats going on in his conference first. especially during this next 5 weeks.

Worry about the finals if/when you get there.

great coach btw.

i would say the same for the bulls

JordansBulls
04-11-2011, 08:55 AM
I like the idea of the champs have to win series on the road. The last 2 years they were lucky that the teams that had better records than them didn't make the finals.