Jackson is the key for Lakers

Jackson is the key for Lakers

There are 29 comments on the LA Daily News story from May 13, 2008, titled Jackson is the key for Lakers. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Phil Jackson, greatest basketball coach of all-time. An argument that's been made many times.

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JAZZ FAN

Draper, UT

#21 May 14, 2008
There is another pretty good coach on the other side of the ball that has plenty of experience and might just have something to provide to the series. He also has turned some pretty good young talent into very good players. It might not be all about Phil Jackson. Take off those Laker colored glasses and be objective. While I agree that Phil Jackson is one of the best coaches in the league, he is not the best. I believe that Pop is the best with Phil and Jerry a close second & third.
Showtime

Alhambra, CA

#22 May 14, 2008
JAZZ FAN wrote:
There is another pretty good coach on the other side of the ball that has plenty of experience and might just have something to provide to the series. He also has turned some pretty good young talent into very good players. It might not be all about Phil Jackson. Take off those Laker colored glasses and be objective. While I agree that Phil Jackson is one of the best coaches in the league, he is not the best. I believe that Pop is the best with Phil and Jerry a close second & third.
Ok you be objective buddy, I agree sloan is a very very good coach but what has he done? he took a very good Jazz team to the finals only to lose it all, sorry phil has 9 championships he is way ahead of sloan, you can argue about pops because hes actually winning but no way is sloan in the same category with phil in fact how dare you even say they are both a close 2nd, its either pops or phil then sloan right after him.
sammy

Belleville, Canada

#23 May 14, 2008
Showtime wrote:
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Ok you be objective buddy, I agree sloan is a very very good coach but what has he done? he took a very good Jazz team to the finals only to lose it all, sorry phil has 9 championships he is way ahead of sloan, you can argue about pops because hes actually winning but no way is sloan in the same category with phil in fact how dare you even say they are both a close 2nd, its either pops or phil then sloan right after him.
Good Points
Truth

Van Nuys, CA

#24 May 14, 2008
canneryrow wrote:
<quoted text>I guess I am an idoit cause I am not sure what coincedence means.
Wow what a doosh from farm land USA..i misspelled a word and thats all you take from the story. Coincidence...there are you happy? Now go back to your complex and rape more children...Utah should be Bombed. Like anyone cares what some dunce, sex offender, has to say.
dwayne davis

Trinidad and Tobago

#25 May 14, 2008
I agree that jackson does have a tak on his hand, the key though for the lakers is the play of the fringe players such as Jordan Farmar, Vujacic,and Walton. These players need to trust their ability and take the open shots when it arises, too many times in game 4 Farmar passed on uncontested jumpers too late in the shot clock which makes it easier for the Jazz to neglect him on defense and concentrate their efforts and man power to stiffle and crowd Bryant, Gasol and Odom.
canneryrow

Salt Lake City, UT

#26 May 14, 2008
Truth wrote:
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Wow what a doosh from farm land USA..i misspelled a word and thats all you take from the story. Coincidence...there are you happy? Now go back to your complex and rape more children...Utah should be Bombed. Like anyone cares what some dunce, sex offender, has to say.
I believe you have mistaken me for Kobe.
John Gloria

Atwood, CA

#27 May 14, 2008
These circumstances are actually ideal in terms of seting the team up for their best game in the series thus far. We've all agreed that the Lakers are at their best when they share the ball, and Kobe Bryant finishes with about 17 points and near double-digit assists. The role players know good and well that's why they lost game four and I don't expect to happen again any time soon. What I'd love to see is Jordan Farmar creating more opportunities on defense the way he has many times this season, and Walton is capable of that as well. I'd also like to see Pau Gasol step up and score about 30 points tonight if that's what's needed. The Lakers need this game way more than Utah does. Look for them to avoid the turnovers and the early foul trouble and bring home a big win tonight with an eye on closing this series out in Utah.
wachamakoolit

Malate, Philippines

#28 May 16, 2008
great coach,so why worry!GO LAKERS
John Russell

Fayetteville, NC

#29 May 20, 2008
Your kidding me. Phil Jackson is an average coach at best. He only shows up for the team with the best 2 players. Micheal Jordan and Scottie Pippen in Chicago and Shaquille O' Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles. He hasn't won ANYTHING without them. Doug Collins had already helped the Bulls reach the Eastern Conference Finals twice in 1989 and 1990 and Jackson shows up. He then sat out and returned at the convient time in L.A. Pat Riley did the same thing and won in Miami in 2006 but he was never given much press other than how he dressed. Phil Jacjson is as the Duke fans in Cameron Indoor Stadium say, "Overrated."
Stop kissing so much butt, they won't win crap this year either. You heard it here first. Go Heels!

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