Re: They never, ever lose or get outplayed........................................
posted at 11/29/2010 2:09 AM EST
In Response to Re: They never, ever lose or get outplayed........................................
[QUOTE]jackson has been so blasted on pot his whole life that he doesn't know reality any more. he actually thinks he is of the basketball noblesse. the recent cheap shots on van grumpy are case in point of jackson's narcissism. i can hardly stand the thought of the zen quack being mentioned in the same sentence as red auerbach, a true legend who didn't use tex winters to make himself a basketball system, he did it all himself, including finding the personnel and making the trades, building something out of nothing. these are all things that the zen dope has never done. and the whole zen baloney when contrasted to his greg kite-esque jack the ripper playing style is hilarious. an all around quagmire.
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
Auerbach and Jackson? I'd say that they're about equal as far as coaching goes. Auerbach does have it over Jackson when it comes to administration of a team though. But this is simply because Jackson has never been a GM.
I'd almost say that any reasonable coach may well have led that 60's era Celtics team to multiple championships. Not saying they didn't need coaching. Just saying they had the best Basketball player of all time, surrounded by other great players who didn't need to have the greatest coach in the world telling them what to do.
We all know that when Auerbach retired he handed the coaching job to Russell who won two championships. This is a ROOKIE coach who wins two titles. You could argue that Cousey, Sharman or Easy Ed could have coached that team to two titles. They were just that good, I don't think the coaching really played a big role in a team with Bill Russell.
Auerbach though was the perfect administrator.
Jackson did inherit a Bulls team that hadn't won a thing. Yes he had Jordan and a young Pippen. But it did take a while until they won a championship. They were not a championship calibre team when he took control. They did have to beat a very good Detroit side to get out of the East. The Bulls also didn't have the same talent level as the 60's Celtics. Jordan didn't automatically win NBA titles, didn't come into the league like Russell did. It really did take time for him.
Jackson helped make that team what it was. So I think that's a fine job.
Not saying that Red didn't so the same. But really, Red possessed the Atomic Bomb in Russell
, while all the other teams had hand grenades. Wasn't a fair contest, but that's life. The Celtics and Red were blessed enough to have had Russell. He built that legacy.