LA Times: In an attempt to bring fans closer to the game, the NBA has decided to start attaching microphones to coaches during some nationally televised games.
Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is ecstatic about the development.
“Oh puh-leez, don’t talk about this. I’m going to stick my foot right in it,” he said.
“I wasn’t at the league meeting with the coaches this year and I’m very disappointed in my comrades for rolling over on this so easily. But I know that [Commissioner] David Stern must have had a lot of input in it and must have been very adamant about our [television] partnership. It’s going to be real hard on us coaches. We do things in a private zone.
“For people to be in the inner sanctum, where emotions are high and things are happening, it is threatening to us. We’re going to have to get over it at some level. It’s ‘Big Brother,’ though. It’s very ‘Big Brother’-ish. Those things are difficult to absorb.”