Sunday , Sep , 27 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Would Phil Jackson tell Steve Nash, Andrei Kirilenko, Chris Anderson, Chris Kaman, and Anderson Varejao to cut their hair?

Jackson has a point. Vujacic struggled last year and, perhaps, quaffing ‘The Lid’ on a nightly basis was a distraction. This got HoopsVibe The Blog thinking of other NBA players the Hall of Fame sideline boss would send to the barber shop if they donned the purple-and-gold …


Would Phil Jackson tell Steve Nash, Andrei Kirilenko, Chris Anderson, Chris Kaman, and Anderson Varejao to cut their hair?With 10 NBA Titles under his belt, coach Phil Jackson has so much pull with players he could probably get them to change hairstyles. 

Well, actually …

Recently, the ‘Zen-Master’ asked Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic to cut his Euro locks because he hoped it would improve his performance.   

“Last year, Sasha got injured on the first day of training camp and it literally limited him for three weeks. So he got off to a bad start and never recovered. So we’ve  asked him to cut his hair and he did. He’s going to have a new look. I think it’s a total fresh start. I think Sasha played with his hair more than he played on the court (last season).” (Quote found on Slam.com)

Jackson has a point. Vujacic struggled last year and, perhaps, quaffing ‘The Lid’ on a nightly basis was a distraction. This got HoopsVibe The Blog thinking of other NBA players the Hall of Fame sideline boss would send to the barber shop if they donned the purple-and-gold.

Steve Nash …

Jackson wouldn’t stand for Nash’s alt’ rock look, even if the two-time MVP is a Canadian hippie who actually gives back and cares about others.



(Nash and his Oasis hairdo on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.) 


Andrei Kirilenko and Chris Anderson ….

Nothing wrong with a little product, but ‘AK-47’ and ‘Birdman’ Anderson dip their domes in more gel than oil slick bench-boss Pat Riley, who, by the way, is a long-time Jackson nemesis.



(Check out Kirilenko’s slick back in this intense interview.)

Chris Kaman …

Currently, the Los Angeles Clippers’ post has a weird buzz cut. However, Jackson would have surely been offended by Kaman’s old party-at-the-back, business-at-the-front mullet.

(What would Jackson have said about Bono’s old school mullet?)

Anderson Varejao …

Jackson would take issue with Varejao pulling a ‘Sideshow Bob’ from The Simpsons.

(Guilty on the hair. Not guilty on the gas, though!)

Sound off: What NBA player would Jackson get to cut his hair? Follow Oly on HoopsVibe and Twitter. Photo courtesy of killbucky.