Bulls Fans Should Be Careful of What They Wish for With Phil Jackson

May 25th, 2010 by Josh Herman Leave a reply »
When sources announced Monday night that the Chicago Bulls were reaching out to Phil Jackson to see if he had any interest in rejoining his old franchise, fans immediately had visions of MJ, Scottie and Phil and the six championship rings they brought the city of Chicago.

But instead of examining the acquisition, said fans rose in a drunken stupor to salute the fact that with Phil the team and city would enjoy many championships in the years to follow.

Well fans, you better be careful what you wish for.

The quickly aging "zen master" has shown his coaching capabilities through his 10 championships (the most ever by a head coach), but there's one thing that's being overlooked: his ability to coach young players. This should be particularly concerning for the Bulls who feature up-and-comers Joakim Noah (25 years old), Taj Gibson (24) and Derrick Rose (21).

Could any of them maybe find Jackson's triangle offense "boring" like a 25-year-old Kobe Bryant did after a second round ousting in the 2003 NBA Playoffs?

Would Noah, whose bad-boy temper has been prevalent in his style of play ever since his championship-winning days at ...

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