Lakers vs. Celtics 2010: Virgin Territory for L.A.’s Zen Master Against Boston

June 17th, 2010 by Pat Mixon Leave a reply »
Twelve finals appearance for the Lakers head coach Phil Jackson and zero Game Sevens. Is that even possible? Can that stat be accurate?

100 percent. Jackson has never coached a game seven in the NBA Finals. He’s won 10 of those 12 championships but none required a closeout game when the series was tied at three apiece.

So, Phil is charting new territory. Will he respond along with his team? Can he seize the moment and remain poised?

The answer will be a commanding, yes. Jackson will approach this game like all other big games. He’ll use his unique style that has separated him from all other NBA legends.

Let’s look at the keys for Jackson to prepare and allow the Lakers to hoist another NBA trophy.



Jackson has the Lakers meditate before each game. “What is that?” the Celtics Big Baby Glen Davis asked. 

Sounds silly? Try powerful. Like everything with Jackson, there is a purpose. And, this isn’t something new to Jackson and his coaching style. He had Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls do the exact same thing. 

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