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Phil Jackson wants Scottie Pippen on Lakers staff

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09:07 AM ET 11.11 | Phil Jackson actually could be in place by Monday, according to league sources, with the Lakers trying to find a way to have Brian Shaw freed up from his coaching duties with the Indiana Pacers so that he can rejoin Jackson in L.A. Jackson is looking at adding Scottie Pippen, his former Chicago Bulls star, to his staff, sources said.

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Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson, Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson, Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images
November 11, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Thanks to all our veterans................

Including my dad............


Navy................WWII.......

November 11, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Thanks to all our veterans................Including my dad............Navy................WWII.......

Yep

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November 11, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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Sounds good. Phil Jackson doesn't want to travel all of the road cames so he could coach by extension through Pippen and Shaw. Seems like a great arrangement.

IMO.......Any coach who does not want to coach all games should not be hired.........If the stress of an 82 game schedule is too much on you because of the traveling.............Stay home .............Commit to your team 100% or don't commit at all.


What's next ?????


A superstar saying I'll sign with Team X if I don't have to play certain games on the road or certain teams I don't match up well against ?????


The NBA is on the verge of losing me as a fan............Not that that matters a whole lot to them.........

November 11, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Ya gotta feel bad for Mike Brown. He is the anti-Phil Jackson. His star players turn against him.

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November 11, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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I'm not sure why this should effect your NBA viewership, Mick?I think you make adjustments to keep a guy like Phil involved with your team.I still remember when the Florida State Seminoles had Bobby Bowden in a golf cart so he could still coach on the sidelines.If Phil is the guy coaching them in practice and home games then he can work through Shaw or Pippen who have both played for him in the Triangle offense. It really doesn't require Phil being there quite as much in my opinion.We will see how it works out.

My point is this............If you can't handle the job for whatever reason..............Don't ask for it............



If Phil used this logic in the real world he would be laughed out of every interview for a job he had....


It would be interesting to see how people in pro sports would survive in the real world if their talent for hitting, catching, or shooting a ball was not a requirement for employment..........

Most pro players...........Not all.............are self centered egomaniacs who think that they are above the average hard working Americans who really make this country what it is.....





*puts away soapbox*

November 11, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Special thanks today to my Dad..............


The only hero I have ever had or ever wanted to have..................



If I have become half of the man, husband, father, and friend my dad was ......I consider my life a success.......




I love you Dad and still miss you after almost 37 years..............

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November 11, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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Morning, Mick.

Morning DJ..............Belated 41st birthday wishes my friend !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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November 11, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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My point is this............If you can't handle the job for whatever reason..............Don't ask for it............If Phil used this logic in the real world he would be laughed out of every interview for a job he had....It would be interesting to see how people in pro sports would survive in the real world if their talent for hitting, catching, or shooting a ball was not a requirement for employment..........Most pro players...........Not all.............are self centered egomaniacs who think that they are above the average hard working Americans who really make this country what it is.....*puts away soapbox*

I'm a travelling salesman but I can't always travel to make those face to face calls.
Oh wait now they have video conferencing. Maybe they can setup a monitor and camera on the Phil's oversized chair.

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November 11, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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The Colts are playing quite well, Mick. Very surprising after last year.

Yes.....I never expected them to be this good this soon............Pleasant surprise indeed......

 
November 11, 2012  10:04 AM ET

I am elated if Phil is indeed hired and have the opportunity to mentor Pippen as he was once mentored. I also like the idea of bring shaw back even though "Brat Buss" will still make decisions he shouldn't be making...The NBA version of Jerry Jones only he has the wisdom some time to let level thinking dictates the process, something that moron JJ can't do.

I also like this because this premature dynasty in Miami will meet its match, you may have Riles thinking of coming to the bench if his dynasty is interupted. Another reason why I like this so much is because he'll get the best outta Howard, geez wit Kobe and Phil all that grinning is about to subside and now this sometimes clown can get busy about his career and winning rings. Howard will long afterwards thank Phil as so many others have. I like what Kobe said "Phil is a teacher of men" and a basketball genius. As much as I hate the Lakers, I respect this!

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