[Guide] A few days ago, Phil Jackson, the president of the Knicks, accepted an interview with TMZ on his way out for shopping.
When asked about the current Los Angeles Lakers team, “Zen Master” hinted that even he couldn’t help them turn things around.
“Zen Master” Jackson
Phil Jackson is undoubtedly one of the most successful head coaches in history, and has led the Bulls and Lakers to 11 championships.
In March of this year, after leaving the NBA for a long time, he officially became the president of the Knicks, opening a new chapter in the team’s management career.
In fact, as early as the beginning of the 2012-13 season, “Zen Master” had hoped to return to coach the Lakers, but the Lakers finally chose Mike D’Antoni.
For many Lakers fans, deep down they still hope that Phil can come back to coach.
So here comes the question: If the “Zen Master” is now allowed to coach the Lakers, can he lead the Zijin Army to turn the situation around?
In this interview with TMZ, Phil Jackson said coaching is not the current sticking point for the Lakers.
“They (the Lakers) have a lot of needs (improvement).” He said, “They already have a great head coach.”
At the same time, “Zen Master” also said that he would not be able to lead the Lakers to win without the help of talented players.
“For a coach to be successful, he always needs to rely on talented players.”
Did he imply that this Lakers team lacks talent?
“They’re growing together,” Jackson said with a smile.
This season, the Lakers are still plagued by injuries. They started with only 1 win and 9 losses. They only recovered a little this week and won 2 consecutive victories.
At the same time, the record of the Knicks managed by “Zen Master” is also unsatisfactory, with 3 wins and 10 losses so far.