Phil was not known either for his great "Offence" or "defence" in reality his offene and defence X and O's are all just average to good. If you ask me I think Poppovich is a better defensive coach and I think Adelman is a better offensive coach. However, Phil Jacksons biggest strength was his ability to weave superstars together and put them all on the same page to focus at the task at hand and that was win a championship. I dont know how the [expletive] he does it. But he gets the job done, its like he mind [expletive]s the players to just put their crap together just to win and his proven that his "focus" coaching wins. How many coaches can claim to get their team to repeat let alone win a championship. Phils amount of back to back to backs is enough for me
Poppovich does the same as Phil but a bit less different, he makes you leave your ego off the court. He doenst care how much of a star you are, its if you want to play you dont have an ego, and that comes from Duncan as well. His attitude helps him preach it.
Phil and Poppovich type of coaches Psychology get you to play your best.
While sub-par coaches like Brown, D'antoni get you to play in a system and run it their way...
Edited by Lakers4Life, November 14, 2012 - 06:47 PM.
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