Phil Jackson Jedi Mind Tricks Pat Riley and the Miami Heat

November 24th, 2010 by Stan Silliman Leave a reply »
Phil Jackson suggests, perhaps, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's days may be numbered. 

Jackson said so November 23rd on the "Waddle and Silvy" ESPN 1000 radio show in Chicago. Then he followed it up with the possibility Miami Heat president, Pat Riley, will take over as coach. 

Sure, the Heat are struggling with many injuries, a D-League bench, plus an unimpressive 8-6 record BUT did they need Phil Jackson mapping out a scenario? Now that Haslem is hobbled and Wade is wobbly, did Spoelstra need a toxic time bomb sent his way in the form of a Jackson quote?

Not even the Unibomber was this sneaky.

Did they need the Zenmaster screwing with their heads? Scenarios planted in such a way that it will appear to be a repeat of 2005-2006, when Riley replaced Stan Van Gundy, if Riley indeed does give Spoelstra the boot?

Is this even legal...or ethical?

We know Red Auerbach used to do this all the time. Plant little cancer seeds that metastasized and destroyed opponents locker rooms. 

But, that was a different era.

Today, we have a control-freak commissioner who is not shy about giv ...

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