After this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, former Laker coach Phil Jackson may wish to add speech writing to his resume. While already tabbed to deliver the induction speech for his longtime assistant Tex Winter, it appears that he has been locked down to induct All-World rebounder Dennis Rodman as well — via Pistons writer Keith Langlois:

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Jackson coached Rodman for three years and three Bulls titles during the second half of the 1990s, and has referred to Rodman as the “greatest pure athlete he ever coached“:

“He could probably play a 48-minute game and play the 48th minute stronger than the first minute of the game.”

Rodman also spent the strike-shorted 1998-99 NBA season with the Kurt Rambis-coached Lakers, who went 17-6 with Rodman before releasing him at the end of the season.

  • laffsatu

    so RODMAN  is  complete opposite of BRYANT.?

  • online sports betting 

    I never thought that he would name Rodman the greatest pure athlete he ever coached.  I thought it would be Kobe or Jordan.

  • Gmanflyer

    Dennis hit a Grand Slam with his Hall of Fame speech.  May God Bless him and help Dennis be the Father, Husband, Son that he wants to be.