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#1 ogarte24

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 05:32 AM

What's your take?

I heard Phil Jackson doesn't practice defense.

So, let's put things in perspective.

In 2006, they could have advanced past the first round if not for a defensive lapse that left Tiiiiiiiiiiim Thomas wide-open for a trey that ultimately devastated their chances.

In 2007, the Lakers allowed 103 PPG, my goodness!

In 2008, lack of toughness still killed them.

Even with defensive standouts Bynum and Ariza back, if it won't start with your coach, your team still would allow 100+ points a game and your powerful triangle offense outmatched by a grossly intimidating defense.

Phil should begin emphasizing it. Put a premium on defense.

That's when he's truly worth the penny.

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 05:39 AM

Wow, haven't seen a "let's question Phil" thread in a while. :hi:

#3 Moses

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 07:13 AM

RIDICULOUS. Phil is the greatest coach of all time, he is worth 12m

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 08:05 AM

Phil Jackson makes his money at the season ticket level alone.


Him being a HOF coach and winning 9 NBA rings is just incidental. :rock: :angry:

#5 Kellz

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 12:09 PM

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#6 JD

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 01:02 PM

I'm not the one paying him (and neither are you). His pay doesn't have any impact on the salary cap.

Therefore... I couldn't care less how much he's being paid.

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#7 lakerfool

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 01:17 PM

9 rings, 11 conference titles.

Worth every penny and then some.
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#8 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 01:19 PM

Yes, he's worth $12M a year.

It's not his fault the players can't get the job done.

#9 BadScooter

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 01:31 PM

Yes, he's worth $12M a year.

It's not his fault the players can't get the job done.



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#10 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 02:48 PM

I'm not the one paying him (and neither are you). His pay doesn't have any impact on the salary cap.

Therefore... I couldn't care less how much he's being paid.

spoken wisely, JD.

#11 nameant

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 03:45 PM

**Sigh**

We go through this all the time...

#12 Smart Alex

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 04:01 PM

Phil Jackson earns his money, hes even is a comedian, have you seen him on Philosophy 101, Hes hilarious.

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#13 phifedogg76

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 04:09 PM

this thread is crazy, YES he's worth $12 mill, every year that phil has been here, the team has improved .... and you cant teach toughness to a player, its the player that has to find toughness in himself ... so how is it phils fault? ... one more thing, without phil, what available coach would you want thats out there? theres no one out there that can get us over the hump besides phil
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Posted August 22, 2008 - 05:18 PM

Yeh he is. Without him, we probably wouldn't have won those championships and get as far as we did.

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 05:26 PM

RIDICULOUS. Phil is the greatest coach of all time, he is worth 12m



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Posted August 22, 2008 - 05:57 PM

Last time we changed coaches....I dun wanna talk about it again. :omg:




#17 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 06:11 PM

What's your take?

I heard Phil Jackson doesn't practice defense.

So, let's put things in perspective.

Even with defensive standouts Bynum and Ariza back, if it won't start with your coach, your team still would allow 100+ points a game and your powerful triangle offense outmatched by a grossly intimidating defense.

That's when he's truly worth the penny.


Phil Jackson is already worth every dollar of the $12 million he earns. Why would Phil Jackson need to practice defense? Aren't the players supposed to defend during games? In any case, defense is all a matter of effort on part of the player. You can try and teach a player how to play defense, but unless they have it in them to focus on the defensive end, there's no use. Phil has already won 9 rings as a coach, I have complete faith in his abilities.

With Bynum and Ariza back with the Lakers (healthy of course), the Lakers' defense will improve greatly and they'll probably be back among the top in the league as they were at one point during the season:

http://www.nba.com/p...s/20080225.html

http://www.nba.com/p...s/20080225.html


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Posted August 22, 2008 - 06:16 PM

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#19 Synergy

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Posted August 22, 2008 - 07:05 PM

If he isn't worth 12mil then he has to be worth 15mil.
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Posted August 22, 2008 - 07:10 PM

Anybody who is concerned about Phil's ability to build up a team like this and win titles needs to read "Sacred Hoops."




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