Lamar Odom was his first victim. When asked what he could do to light a fire under Lamar’s ass, Jackson replied:
“I was thinking of an electrode,” Jackson said to laughter. “Something that would really be a stimulus. What do you suggest? No, we’re just trying to find a comfort spot for him out there. He looked uncomfortable [in Game 4], and he had a couple double whammies go against him; Garnett out there for a while and then he had Davis coming at him, and things kind of snowballed on him.”
After he was done roasting his own player, Phil Jackson moved onto the Celtics, calling the C’s way of doing things “provocative” and “not the way I like to coach a team.” (WEEI)
Kendrick Perkins and Rasheed Wallace are both sitting on six technical fouls during the postseason. If either of them gets one more they are subject to a one-game suspension from the NBA.
Doc Rivers has expressed concern that they could be provoked into getting technicals, but Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that was not part of his team’s mindset. “That’s not fair play,” he said. “That’s not the way to play the games.” [...]
“Yeah, you can be provocative and get out there and act kind of like they do if you want to and get in people’s faces and do that,” Jackson said. “But that’s not the way I like to coach a team. That’s not what I consider positive coaching, and that’s what I like to think is the right way to do things.”
Apparently, Jackson doesn’t remember his own player Kobe Bryant trying to ruffle Kendrick Perkins’ feathers all night long.
I think I speak for all of Celtics nation when I say, “Shut up Phil.” It would be very nice to make that tidy little record 47-1.
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