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Doc Out-Coached Phil
June 6, 2008

phil jacksonChuck took it hard from the Lakers fans… and even some Celtics fans…. when he suggested the coaching matchup in this series was even.

In game 1… Chuck was clearly wrong… because Doc Rivers out-coached Phil Jackson.  And before the Lakers fans go nuts here… I’m not the only one who thinks so.  Just ask Dr. Jack Ramsay:

Every move Doc Rivers made from the bench paid dividends for the Celtics. To start the game Rivers matched Kevin Garnett against Pau Gasol, but when Garnett picked up his first foul, he switched Kendrick Perkinsto Gasol and Garnett to Lamar Odom. The Lakers never went to Gasol with any consistency and Odom was not really an offensive threat, especially in the first half.

To start the third period, with his team trailing 51-46, Rivers ordered a set play for Pierce, who at that point was 1-for-4. Pierce scored from the low post and then nailed two 3s and two free throws in an eight-point run that allowed the Celtics to regain the lead.

So give Rivers the coaching nod over the veteran nine-ring wearer Phil Jackson … at least for Game 1.

Dr. Jack fails to mention the worst decision of the entire game:  the lack of a foul on the C’s… who took the clock from :53 down to :27 in an 8 point game.  Even one missed free throw makes it a 3 possession game with about :50 to go.  You mean to tell me the Lakers didn’t think they could hit a few 3’s in the last minute?  Mind boggling decision.  Everyone in the building was expecting a foul. 

I said this in our forums… and I’ll repeat it here.  If Doc Rivers didn’t foul in that situation, it would be topic #1 today… and all the storylines would be about Phil being the Zen Master. 

It’s only game 1… but the vaunted coaching edge that the Lakers supposedly enjoy was nowhere to be seen last night.

This CANNOT Happen
December 29, 2007

phil jackson is a clownChuck asked a question in the Seattle wrap up comments… would you rather beat Utah or LA (assuming we can only pick one).  People made valid arguments for both… now we can throw them out the window.  We MUST beat the Lakers:

As fate would have it, Jackson will get a chance to pass Auerbach (for the most regular season wins) when the Lakers host the Celtics on Sunday night in the 177th regular-season meeting of the NBA’s greatest rivalry. They’ve faced each other 10 times in the finals, with Boston winning the first eight and the Lakers prevailing in 1985 and 1987.

There is no f’ing way that Boston can allow anyone to pass Red for any sort of milestone.  I know it’s going to happen, but it can’t happen against us.  I’ve always said Phil Jackson is a clown… and he must agree because he’s starting to dress like one.  He’s padded his stats by walking into ready-made winning situations… which makes him look better than he really is. 

LA Times:  Lakers looking to next challenge  |  Herald: C’s paying the price  |  This episode of ’24’ hard to follow  |  Globe: Large man, big impression  |  Camerato:  Up Close with Leon Powe  |  SI:  Not so fast, Celtics  |  NY Daily News:  Boston’s Barnicle pisses off New Yorkers  |  Roy Jones practices with Knicks  |  Blazers with 12th straight  |  Ben Gordon looking to free agency  |  Smush Parker on the trading block  |  Andre Miller too? (scroll down) 

When Did Phil Jackson Join The Circus?
December 25, 2007

phil jackson dresses like crap

C’mon… a fat (not with a “p-h”) Ice Cube AND Phil Jackson dressed like a ventriloquist’s dummy?  Merry Christmas to ME!

Seriously Phil… I expect that thing to start spinning comically at any minute.