This is great. More “war of the words,” by Jackson and D’Antoni. Phil basically gave his thoughts on the Suns “time frame” for a championship. It is a well known fact the Suns are one of the oldest teams in the league. D’Antoni didn’t seem to thrilled from Phil’s opinion…
AZ Republic: “They (the Suns) have got a window that’s closing really fast,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said before Friday night’s game. “If they don’t get a championship, they’ve missed an opportunity.”
Suns coach Mike D’Antoni is just happy that his team has a window.
“We don’t have a window closing,” D’Antoni said. “What’s fast? Four years? Four or five years? Steve is going to play for four, five more years.”
Jackson said his mention of a closing window referred to the Suns’ style and how Nash can be worn out because of it.
“He’s the engine that could,” Jackson said of Nash. “He does a terrific job of being able to play, and it’s apparent in his condition and endurance.”