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JasonJohnHorn
06-16-2012, 11:14 AM
http://www.nba.com/2012/news/06/15/phil-jackson.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

NBA.com reports that Phil Jackson says he is feeling much better after knee surgery and would consider coming back to the bench for the right job. OKC, LAL, and MIA all look like great destinations for Jackson.

Thoughts? Where would you like to see him end up coaching?

Evolution23
06-16-2012, 11:29 AM
I could see him in OKC. He would set Westbrook straight by pimp slapping him.

JeffG20
06-16-2012, 11:29 AM
given his track record of being at the right place at the right time i'm fully convinced he's going to Miami

effen5
06-16-2012, 11:35 AM
Come back to Chicago

king4day
06-16-2012, 11:41 AM
OKC makes no sense. Brooks has done an outstanding job with them. No reason to think they'd fire him for a bigger name.
Miami probably makes sense if they let Spo go.
LAC I think is a good choice. Triangle might work well there.
Not sure he'd want to return to LAL where the team is probably going to look drastically different in the next year or so. They may not have the appropriate pieces to make the triangle work.

popo85
06-16-2012, 11:50 AM
Lakers, Potato head needs to go.

sharqstealth
06-16-2012, 11:51 AM
He should go to Bobcats and reunite with MJ!

LA_Raiders
06-16-2012, 11:59 AM
His Girl is the VP of LA, so I say he comes back to LA... OKC is a small market for the goat... And MIA? I dont think he woul like to coach a team of flopers...

lakers4sho
06-16-2012, 12:04 PM
not to Lakers, Jimbaco will make sure he doesn't come here

ManRam
06-16-2012, 12:09 PM
All I want in life is to see him coach a team that isn't already set up to win right away..

Chronz
06-16-2012, 12:17 PM
All I want in life is to see him coach a team that isn't already set up to win right away..
again?

gotoHcarolina52
06-16-2012, 12:18 PM
Piggyback Jackson

mark1125
06-16-2012, 12:20 PM
i will go out on a limb and say he will pick the team at the top instead of actually turning a team around.

ManRam
06-16-2012, 12:23 PM
again?

Yes. Again. Though, the only time he didn't step into a championship contender was his second go-around in LA.

I don't wanna see him go coach OKC, Miami etc. I'm sure if he did return that's all he'd want to do, but I want to see him coach in a more difficult situation...just for my own personal needs! It's not shot at Phil, I just wanna see what the GOAT coach could do with a team like Indy, Memphis, LAC, NYK, Denver, ATL etc.

Slug3
06-16-2012, 12:24 PM
So as long as a title contending team wants him he wants to be there? lol seems very easy for him.

ANKUSH
06-16-2012, 12:33 PM
All I want in life is to see him coach a team that isn't already set up to win right away..

You know he came back to a Lakers team in 2006-07 (after a year sabbatical) with such players as Smush Parker and Kwame Brown? Took a favorite in the Western Conference, the Suns, to the brink of elimination. In Jordan's retirement year, he took the Bulls deep into the playoffs. Yes, I agree with you; he has had some of the greatest players to work with all-time. However, you can't honestly tell me that he's not one of the greatest basketball minds out there.

ManRam
06-16-2012, 12:36 PM
You know he came back to a Lakers team in 2006-07 (after a year sabbatical) with such players as Smush Parker and Kwame Brown? Took a favorite in the Western Conference, the Suns, to the brink of elimination. In Jordan's retirement year, he took the Bulls deep into the playoffs. Yes, I agree with you; he has had some of the greatest players to work with all-time. However, you can't honestly tell me that he's not one of the greatest basketball minds out there.

Yes. I did know that! Read my second post ;)

Badluck33
06-16-2012, 12:36 PM
Miami would seem logical if they don't win it this year.

ManRam
06-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Miami would seem logical if they don't win it this year.

LeBron's new found zen + the zen master = zen overload.

That would be fun. Still, I wanna see his talent go to a second tier team. He won't do it, but that would be the best.

Losoway
06-16-2012, 01:01 PM
coach a team that doesnt already have a 98 percent chance of winning the championship

lakers4sho
06-16-2012, 01:37 PM
nvm

Giannis94
06-16-2012, 01:46 PM
please go to the bucks.

Oh wait, Hammonds isnt smart enough to make a logical move :f u hammond:

LAKERMANIA
06-16-2012, 01:48 PM
LAL? I'm surprised to be honest..

StinkEye
06-16-2012, 01:55 PM
coach a team that doesnt already have a 98 percent chance of winning the championship

so the Thunder have a less than 2% chance?

Bruno
06-16-2012, 01:58 PM
anyone but brown. phil? in a second?

LoveMeOrHateMe
06-16-2012, 02:16 PM
Phil come back! Lakers

John Walls Era
06-16-2012, 02:18 PM
O he wants to go to the BEST teams.

Losoway
06-16-2012, 02:22 PM
so the Thunder have a less than 2% chance?

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: read

beasted86
06-16-2012, 02:26 PM
I'd prefer Jerry Sloan over Phil Jackson as a HEAT fan... but that's neither here nor there.

If Miami wins the title, obviously Spo isn't going anywhere. Even if they don't win it, chances they fire a guy who coached 4 teams to the playoff adding that 2 made it to the Finals seems uncommon.

KniCks4LiFe
06-16-2012, 02:37 PM
The Knicks slighted him, so he will pick a team that hurts them. I could see Indy or and this is the one that would crack the franchise. If Howard goes to Brooklyn, Phil will coach that team and Avery Johnson will be released.

Raps18-19 Champ
06-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Go to the Bobcats.

StinkEye
06-16-2012, 02:42 PM
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: read

huh?

Missing56&33
06-16-2012, 03:45 PM
http://www.nba.com/2012/news/06/15/phil-jackson.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

NBA.com reports that Phil Jackson says he is feeling much better after knee surgery and would consider coming back to the bench for the right job. OKC, LAL, and MIA all look like great destinations for Jackson.

Thoughts? Where would you like to see him end up coaching?

**** him.....OKC and Miami is in the Finals...what about their coaches? Go to your boy in Charlotte...coach the freaking Bobcats.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-16-2012, 04:12 PM
If Miami wins the chip, Phil goes to OKC. If OKC wins the chip, Phil goes to Miami.

knicks4life33
06-16-2012, 04:14 PM
miami would be a fit but can you really fire a coach after making 2 straight final appearances event though he doesnt know how to draw up a play? The managment of miami will have come up with a good excuse for that 1 or spoelstra will have to resign for some bs reason like van gundy did

Silent
06-16-2012, 04:18 PM
Come back to Chicago

Are You Serious? Why in the hell would he do that when we have Thibs?

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-16-2012, 04:22 PM
Phil also said that he wouldn't consider Orlando or New York as both cities were far from his hometown in Montana. So who knows what Phil decides to do.

JasonJohnHorn
06-16-2012, 05:10 PM
All I want in life is to see him coach a team that isn't already set up to win right away..

When he came back to LA for his second tenure, that was a lottery team, and he got them in the playoffs his first season back.

JasonJohnHorn
06-16-2012, 05:15 PM
LeBron's new found zen + the zen master = zen overload.

That would be fun. Still, I wanna see his talent go to a second tier team. He won't do it, but that would be the best.

I would like to see what he could do with Indy or Philly, but Indy already has a coach that is doing well for them, and Jackson has already had to follow Doug Collins once... lol I think LAL remains the best fit for him, but I would love to see LBJ/Wade/Bosh run the triangle! That would just be too much fun. Those guys are perfect for that system.

JasonJohnHorn
06-16-2012, 05:19 PM
The Knicks slighted him, so he will pick a team that hurts them. I could see Indy or and this is the one that would crack the franchise. If Howard goes to Brooklyn, Phil will coach that team and Avery Johnson will be released.

I don't think Howard would work in the triangle. One of Phil Jackson's issues with the NY roster is Melo's inability to pass. Howard is one of the worst passing big men in the league. When Phil ran the system with Pau he had a big who could pass and shoot, that is the ideal big. Shaq may not have been able to shoot, but he could pass, so he managed alright in the triangle as well. Howard though, cannot pass the ball. He just can't.

Using him in the triangle would be a disasater.

TheJesus
06-16-2012, 05:21 PM
He basically turned the job down because of Mello.

bbcmillionaire
06-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Lol Phil Jackson returns where it all began, as an assistant coach for the bulls

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Go to the Bobcats.

Sorry, that's just outright dumb.

Raps18-19 Champ
06-16-2012, 06:21 PM
Sorry, that's just outright dumb.

He's not up for a really big challenge?

He can't handle it without having a superstar?

ManRam
06-16-2012, 06:32 PM
When he came back to LA for his second tenure, that was a lottery team, and he got them in the playoffs his first season back.

They were bad. But they still had Kobe and were one trade away from being championship caliber.


Coaching a team like Indy, Philly, Utah, Denver etc. would be totally different, and I think a lot of fun to watch.

raiderposting
06-16-2012, 06:47 PM
He's not up for a really big challenge?

He can't handle it without having a superstar?

why the **** would he comeback and go to the stupid *** bobcats, dont bring up that superstar **** trying to undermine phil's career.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-16-2012, 06:50 PM
He's not up for a really big challenge?

He can't handle it without having a superstar?

There's not even one player that's even near all-star level. There's not even a player that he can manufacture the triangle offense around.

Raps18-19 Champ
06-16-2012, 08:16 PM
There's not even one player that's even near all-star level. There's not even a player that he can manufacture the triangle offense around.

Are you trying to say he can only hack it with a star?

Raps18-19 Champ
06-16-2012, 08:18 PM
why the **** would he comeback and go to the stupid *** bobcats, dont bring up that superstar **** trying to undermine phil's career.

Where was I undermining his coaching ability? I was just saying does he go chasing to be in the perfect situation with a superstar?

Kinda like how Lebron is the best player in the league, but he just wanted to be in the right situation.

mgsports
06-16-2012, 08:46 PM
Orlando or Portland or Charlotte or Sacromento.
NBATV if they are ever allowed to show the Draft live because where the Draft is held room enoth for NBATV to have a set if ESPN makes theirs small.

ThunderousDemon
06-16-2012, 08:52 PM
not to Lakers, Jimbaco will make sure he doesn't come here

You have point there, I wouldn't want to work for Jimbaco either if I was him

mark1125
06-16-2012, 08:55 PM
Phil doesn't have the sack to take on a challenge.

ManRam
06-16-2012, 09:10 PM
Phil doesn't have the sack to take on a challenge.

He also has no reason to. Dude's a senior citizen. No reason to mess around. When you're at the top of the top, why not take jobs at the top of the top...

ldawg
06-16-2012, 10:22 PM
He will not go back to La they are not serious contenders and with Bynum taking over they wont be again no time soon. he is a good center but there is a but

Kevj77
06-16-2012, 10:37 PM
He also has no reason to. Dude's a senior citizen. No reason to mess around. When you're at the top of the top, why not take jobs at the top of the top...True he is 66 and has had a hip replacement, a knee replacement and angioplasty he isn't going to coach a team for 9-10 years like he did in Chicago and LA.

JordansBulls
06-17-2012, 12:32 PM
Go to Orlando with Dwight or the Knicks with Melo or the Nets with Deron.

SportsAndrew25
06-17-2012, 12:35 PM
Spoelstra better win or prepare to see the Zen Master on the South Beach bench in the near future.