A lot of cool Phil Jackson news just hit including him wanting to limit Kobe’s minutes to keep him healthy for the post-season. A fellow fan and friend once told me, “I love Kobe so much I don’t want to watch him play (to keep him healthy).” I think I might have that going on right now!
Yahoo: Don’t be fooled by Phil Jackson’s tan and relaxed demeanor. He’s still upset about missing out on another NBA title last summer.
“There’s still a little angst and anger there,” the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach told reporters Friday at the team’s practice facility.
The Lakers lost the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics in six games in June, costing the Hall of Fame coach a chance at his league-record 10th coaching title.
Jackson appeared tanned, rested and relaxed as he spoke with reporters about his summer of boating, swimming and spending time with his grandchildren. He also spoke of possible changes that could help Los Angeles win another title.
Although the Lakers have the core of their rotation back from last season, Jackson said he’s not content with the status quo. Above all, he’s eager to see how well Andrew Bynum mixes with fellow 7-footer Pau Gasol.
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