While I like many of Phil Jackson's coaching qualities/abilities, I question several of his approaches as well. It absolutely angers me that he does not hold himself accountable. What an arrogant SOB. I cannot stand that. These are not the Jordan-led Bulls where his team consisted of mostly veteran players, two hall of famers, and a collection of good defenders, shooters, and what have you. Kobe is not Jordan. He does not possess the same drive. Phil’s laid back approach worked well in Chicago because Jordan was like a coach on the court, as well as a motivator. He would chew out players (and right in their face, on the court) if they did not play well. Kobe doesn’t do that. These Lakers are not his Bulls. He needs to change his approach and keep this team focused and motivated. I seriously think we need a different coach for this group. They are way too talented not to win easily against the likes of the Jazz and now, the depleted Rockets. I don’t get it. I really don’t get his approach. It didn’t work in the last NBA Finals. It didn’t work last game. Enough of the mind games. Get your ass up from that bench and earn your 12 million dollar annual salary; or go home and fish all day long.
Is Phil Jackson and his laid back approach hindering the Lakers from playing to their full potential? Do the Lakers need a new coach? If so, which of these candidates would you like to have?
Mike Krzyzewski (7 votes)
Jeff Van Gundy (5 votes)
Kurt Rambis (2 votes)
Byron Scott (8 votes)
Other (3 votes)
Keep Phil, he's the right coach for this team (42 votes)
67 total votes