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08:09 AM ET 05.09 | Perhaps it's for the best that Phil Jackson walk away. Yet, the NBA has changed dramatically for coaches, and this was a message to him: Go to Montana and never look back again. ... Rest assured, the list of suspects to lure Jackson out of retirement will be predictable, but flawed. The New York Knicks? Forget it. For Jackson, the Knicks represent his purest, most cherished memories in pro ball. He thinks of Red Holzman and his magical NBA championship teams with Reed and Frazier, Bradley and DeBusschere. To return there -- to sell Carmelo Anthony on the triangle, to navigate New York's back-stabbing, dysfunctional ownership -- would sully his Madison Square Garden memories.

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May 9, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Dear Phil, we don't hold you accountable for the deplorable actions of Odom and Bynum. Enjoy the fishing in Alaska.

May 9, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Hmmm....Interesting....

May 9, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hmmm....Interesting....

A good day, Bro...

May 9, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

A good day, Bro...

Yep/....I kind of thought the MAvs matched up well with them with their bigs but I didnt know about the Kobe factor...They held him in check and played great d....I would have never imagined a split though....

May 9, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dear Phil, we don't hold you accountable for the deplorable actions of Odom and Bynum. Enjoy the fishing in Alaska.

Mavs fans don't, either...

May 9, 2011  08:19 AM ET
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Yep/....I kind of thought the MAvs matched up well with them with their bigs but I didnt know about the Kobe factor...They held him in check and played great d....I would have never imagined a SWEEP though....

****SWEEP

May 9, 2011  08:19 AM ET
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Mavs fans don't, either...

You should have heard a few fakers fan saying that those two plays werent as bad as they looked....It was to funny...

May 9, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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Yep/....I kind of thought the MAvs matched up well with them with their bigs but I didnt know about the Kobe factor...They held him in check and played great d....I would have never imagined a split though....

Kobe came to play... the rest came and got their heads handed to them.

I genuinely felt for Laker fans after the Bynum/Odum crap - they didn't deserve that.

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May 9, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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You should have heard a few fakers fan saying that those two plays werent as bad as they looked....It was to funny...

I'm kind of curious what punishment the league will hand down to Bynum.

May 9, 2011  08:22 AM ET
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You should have heard a few fakers fan saying that those two plays werent as bad as they looked....It was to funny...

Morons in every fan base... can't escape them.

May 9, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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Phil has embraced the lax west coast lfe......
He ain't gong near any stressful situation

Nope... he's done and he seems the type of guy that can turn his back and walk away without any reconsideration.

May 9, 2011  08:25 AM ET
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Kobe came to play... the rest came and got their heads handed to them. I genuinely felt for Laker fans after the Bynum/Odum crap - they didn't deserve that.

I think he started off ready to play but then soon realized the Mavs were a better team....I mean he only had 4 points the last 3 quarters of the game...

Their defense was garbage. I couldnt even count how many times Peja and Terry just got flat out open looks at the three...Those are like free throws when you are that wide open...And all of that was caused by Dirk drawing so much attention...

May 9, 2011  08:25 AM ET
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Nope... he's done and he seems the type of guy that can turn his back and walk away without any reconsideration.

He did have a pensive look on his face when he walked off the court. His post conference was pretty funny... especially the nut-job at the very end.

May 9, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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I'm kind of curious what punishment the league will hand down to Bynum.

Ill say a two to five game suspension? and a $50,000 fine....But it should be more like 10 games and $100,000...I mean this is the second time he has done it and almost severely hurt someone(Beasley)

May 9, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Run Phil and don't ever look back.

May 9, 2011  08:28 AM ET
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He did have a pensive look on his face when he walked off the court. His post conference was pretty funny... especially the nut-job at the very end.

That is a joker from a local dallas radio station The Ticket...They always have 1920's sports reporter guy bomb interviews...

May 9, 2011  08:29 AM ET
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... especially the nut-job at the very end.

Gotta love "1920's Reporter Guy"... he is a Dallas institution.

May 9, 2011  08:29 AM ET
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Ill say a two to five game suspension? and a $50,000 fine....But it should be more like 10 games and $100,000...I mean this is the second time he has done it and almost severely hurt someone(Beasley)

Do you think he made a statement when he took his jersey off immediately after the blow? Such as: "I don't want to be here anymore... I don't want to be a Laker."

 
May 9, 2011  08:30 AM ET
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That is a joker from a local dallas radio station The Ticket...They always have 1920's sports reporter guy bomb interviews...

Seems like anyone named "Phil" enjoys it.

The one with Mickelson is greatness...

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