Los Angeles Lakers Score Textbook Win in Phil Jackson Mold

June 5th, 2010 by Bill Hare Leave a reply »
With the recent death of coaching great John Wooden the focus on his blend of molding great players with big game brilliant presentation calls to mind a current coaching master.

John Wooden as college basketball’s most successful coach amassed 10 NCAA titles and was rightfully called “the wizard of Westwood.”

Which current basketball coach has 10 NBA titles and is bearing down hard on number 11?

His name is Phil Jackson and he coaches the Los Angeles Lakers.  Should Jackson be called “the wizard of Staples Center”?

Jackson achieved his titles at Chicago and Los Angeles respectively, where he had two players who were among the select number of greatest athletes in history, formerly Michael Jordan of the Bulls and currently Kobe Bryant of the Lakers.

A superstar on a roster does not assure titles. A coach most have the finesse to correctly set the table and create an environment in which the star can flourish. With just the right preparation, this is the correct blending to achieve championships.

The aforementioned factors were in evidence in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Staples ...

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