Category: Phil Jackson

David Stern Talks All Things NBA, Including Addressing Team Owners About Too Much Player Resting

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

This is David Stern's final postseason as NBA commissioner, but he's not necessarily viewing it as his last postseason ever. He knows it won't be that way, and says he'll still be involved in keeping the league great. To that tone, in this interview he discusses the biggest topics in ...

Charles Barkley Is Adamant That The Brooklyn Nets Are The Best Team In New York And Feels Phil Jackson Was Disrespected

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

It's been a little while since we heard from Charles Barkley here on SRI. The NBA on TNT analyst drops in to discuss his initial feelings on the season so far. Sir Charles is a big fan of the Brooklyn Nets and they didn't disappoint him by beating the New York ...

Mitch Kupchak Breaks Down the Decision to Hire Mike D’Antoni Over Phil Jackson

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Perhaps we'll never truly know what all the parties were hoping, thinking or doing when it comes to the recent coaching situation with the Los Angeles Lakers. Every party -- new coach Mike D'Antoni, spurned coaching contender Phil Jackson and now Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak -- have given their take, ...

Mike D’Antoni Admits Even He Was Surprised He Was Hired in L.A.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Just about everyone on the planet was shocked when the Los Angeles Lakers hired a new head coach and the guy's name wasn't Phil Jackson. Even Mike D'Antoni, the man the Lakers hired, admits he was surprised, and also says he's got friends who are Lakers fans that are disappointed. D'Antoni ...

Phil Jackson Believes LeBron James Has All The Physical Attributes To Be Better Than Michael Jordan, Speaks On Becoming An NBA GM

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The last time we heard from Phil Jackson, he was speaking to HBO Real Sports in June from his home in Montana about retired life. Jackson appeared on ESPN Chicago with Waddle and Silvy this past week to discuss all the hot topics as the NBA preseason is set to ...

Shaquille O’Neal Speaks Candidly About His New Book, Life and Hall of Fame NBA Career

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Though we may not get to see him on television alongside Charles Barkley this year if the NBA Lokcout cancels the entire 2011-2012 season, you can still get your Shaq fix by checking out his new biography, 'Shaq Uncut: My Story'. The book apparently is not overly controversial, but there's ...

NBA Lockout: Phil Jackson Confident Deal Will be Reached in Time to Save 2011-2012 Season

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The last time we heard from Phil Jackson, the legendary NBA head coach was trying to come to grips with the Los Angeles Lakers being swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of last year's Western Conferences playoffs. The "Zen Master" decided to retire after the season, and ...

Buzz Bissinger Says LeBron James Needs a New Coach Primarily Beacuse “He’s not a leader. His personality is really flat”

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Despite co-authoring a book with LeBron James, Buzz Bissinger has never been one to shy away from being critical of the NBA superstar. And he certainly didn't shy away from doing just that following the Miami Heat's loss to the Dallas Mavericks in this year's NBA Finals. In the following ...

Los Angeles Lakers Swoop In and Grab Mike Brown Before Golden State Gets Its Chance

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Mike Brown had conversations with the Golden State Warriors and was basically heading there as soon as his interview with the Los Angeles Lakers was complete. The Lakers had other ideas. Before Brown could get back on the plane, they worked out a contract and hired him as their next ...

Mitch Kupchak On Hiring of Mike Brown as Lakers Coach, Kobe Bryant’s Reaction, and the Future of the Triangle Offense in LA

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Very interesting hire by the Los Angeles Lakers. Of course, transitioning from Phil Jackson to just about anybody is going to seem like a major downgrade, but considering several of the candidates out there floating around as potential replacements to the most decorated coach in NBA history, it was, to ...