"So an analogy he'd make to my situation would be totally useless because he doesn't have any clue what the situation was in that case."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: He killed two birds with one stone.
Phil Jackson, the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, believes Miami Heat executive Pat Riley will soon replace Erik Spoelstra behind the bench -just like he did with Stan Van Gundy a few years ago.
This is classic Zen-Master.
Jackson is known for mind games. He’s clearly toying with Spoelstra, Riley, and the Heat, as well as Van Gundy and the Orlando Magic.
After all, the Lakers are two-time defending champions. The Heat, though struggling, is expected to contend. The Magic were 2009 Eastern Conference champions.
So Jackson is trying to get a rise out of the competition. Publicly, the Heat had no response, while Van Gundy, as usual, was only too happy to tee off via the media.
Today, Jackson scored a small win. However, the real battle will come next spring during the 2011 playoffs.
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