Posted May 23, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Zen Master Phil Jackson Throws Lakers Coach D’Antoni Under The Bus!

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“It was humorous to me when Mitch said that we think Mike is a better coach for this group of guys,” Jackson said on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning.”

“I think it didn’t happen because there was some concern, ‘How are we going to move in the right direction for this ballclub?’” Jackson said. “When Mitch gave me the call close to midnight on Sunday night right before I was going to give them an answer Monday morning and said, ‘We’ve made a choice. We’re going to hire Mike D’Antoni. We think he’s the best coach for this group of guys,’ My answer was, ‘For Steve Nash, yes, I agree, but for Dwight Howard, I’m not so sure.’

“In the process of thinking about how they could best use the team I think they thought first and foremost about Steve Nash and how Steve Nash was going to fit inside of an offensive system that I coach. … I think that was a concern for them.”

“I don’t feel the ultimate urge to go back and be in management, either,” Jackson said. “Mentoring is something that I feel is good. I’m doing pro bono work for the Detroit owner and the Pistons organization, which is almost a conflict of interest when you think of the Bulls and Pistons in the ’90s and the rivalry that we had. But they have a young owner that wants to do something different.” – nypost

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en Master Phil Jackson took an interview with the infamous ESPN Radio “Mike and Mike Show in the Morning” and said he laughed when he heard the Lakers hired current coach and former Knick coach Mike D’Antoni! He said that he could understand on the Steve Nash end, but not at all on Dwight Howards’ end!