Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson will appear in an upcoming interview to be aired on CampusInsiders.com on October 28 and November 1 at 10:30 a.m. PT. In the interview with Seth Davis, Jackson reflected on numerous basketball-related topics.
Stemming from last season’s “midnight coaching decision,” Jackson explained that he probably would not have even coached the Lakers last season:
“I probably would’ve made a decision not to coach the team anyway because of my health,” Jackson told Davis.
“I was like, ‘It’s midnight. Let me sleep on this one.’”
Jackson’s hesitance ultimately led to the Lakers choosing Mike D’Antoni to fill the coaching vacancy.
Jackson also addressed whether or not he’s done with coaching in the NBA:
“I’m realistically thinking about the fact that I probably won’t be able to physically coach again,” Jackson explained.
Another hot topic over the past few months has been none other than former Laker Dwight Howard. Host Seth Davis doubts you can with a championship with Howard as your center; Jackson, however, disagrees:
“I think you’re wrong. I’ve had those type of feelings that you’ve had for years, about various players in the league,” Jackson said.
In addition to Lakers-related topics, Jackson also reflected on how Michael Jordan demoralized his teammates in practice, Jordan’s Hall of Fame speech, his response to Kendrick Lamar’s jab in Big Sean’s song ‘Control’, among other topics, in his upcoming interview with CampusInsiders.com.