Phil Jackson


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I think some of it is just the influence from my close friends – Jeanie Buss, Kurt Rambis, Jim Cleamons – that you should not stay away from the game because your influence is needed and brings another element to the game of basketball. So in watching the game evolve, there's quite a difference philosophically in the way it's played now and the way I
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Jun 29 2017
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Jun 22 2017

This isn't the time to talk about that. This is the time to talk about our draft

Jun 21 2017

It might be time for him to find an opportunity to go somewhere

Jun 21 2017

The future, you know, what it brings. Does it bring us two starters and a draft pick or something that's even beyond that? (That's) something we have to look at as far as going down the

Jun 21 2017

So we've been getting calls and we're listening, but we're not intrigued yet at this level. But as much as we love this guy we have to do what's good for our

May 13 2017

We'd just like him to have success somewhere. We're not going to be there. Hopefully, maybe we'll be a playoff team next year, but it would be tough to consider us a possible champion. I think rather than to bat this thing over the net back and forth between parties, we'll just leave it

May 12 2017

Some personal things that came out in the paper, [that news] is difficult. I just want him to know we're supportive of him. It's a tough

May 12 2017

He has a no-trade contract. I think I expressed what I felt. I can't express it any better. I thought it was well-said, even though a lot of you didn't feel quite that way. [General manager] Steve [Mills] has. I know I've reached out to him in the text but not personally. I think rather than to bat this thing back and forth over the net between parties, [we] will just leave it alone. I think Jeff [Hornacek] said something yesterday, and he kind of expressed our feelings about it. I'd just as soon not talk about it. We want to get the first pick. So we're rooting for those little

May 11 2017

He's 21 years old. That's a big load for anybody to take on. But he's shown that he's competitive, he's shown that he's got a sense of desire to win, et cetera. So we're really pleased with how he has

May 10 2017

Everything has got to be possible, and we have to make sure that if people have something to say, we listen to it, we examine

May 03 2017

We've not been able to win with [Anthony] on the court at this time. I think the direction with our team is that he's a player that would be better off somewhere else and using his talent somewhere where he can win or chase that

Apr 15 2017 - NBA

I think that one of the things that I like about this job is that [General Manager Steve] Mills does a lot of the paperwork – the back and forth with the NBA headquarters – and my issues is about talking to coaches, finding out the game plan. I took some time on the West Coast during the holidays when I think things really kind of fell down. We lost six in a row there which changed us from being a positive to a minus. So I think I've got to do a little bit more on scene, on-target

Apr 14 2017

We have not been able to win with him on the court at this time and I think the direction with our team is that he is a player that would be better off somewhere else and using his talent somewhere he can win or chase that championship. Right now we need players that are really active, can play every single play, defensively and offensively. That's really important for

Apr 14 2017

We just talked about how we could make things the best possible things for both of us, (find) a place where he could go to be competitive and to be back in the hunt, and something that would benefit us moving forward as a young, developing

Apr 14 2017

I think the direction with our team is that he would be better off somewhere

Apr 14 2017

I don't know who else has to talk in this business, who else is relegated to talking in front of the press. There's some fan things, but you guys aren't fans, right?feedback

Apr 13 2017

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away

Mar 24 2017

My goal with Shaq was to have him close down the extracurricular activities. That was the hard part. I heard you at games when I was missing free throws. Thank you for staying on

Mar 21 2017 - NBA

The news of Jerry Krause's death is a sad day for the Chicago Bulls and the entire NBA community. He was a man determined to create a winning team in Chicago – his hometown. Jerry was known as 'The Sleuth' for his secrecy, but it was no secret he built the dynasty in Chicago. We, who were part of his vision in that run, remember him

Mar 15 2017

I like Shump, but he has a very loud, big personality. It was difficult for most of the other guys to deal with, especially if things don't go well for him or the

Mar 15 2017

There's really no in-between times or joking around or room for errors. Everyone pretty much has their head on straight and [is focused]. Then, after practice, guys have to go home to their families. When guys come in, it's to get their work done and there's a level of

Mar 12 2017

We're really basic [with] what we do. A lot of times it's, especially one-on-one, whoever it is, myself, Carmelo [Anthony], Derrick [Rose], Courtney [Lee], we try to make something happen and that's not how it's supposed to be. It's very

Mar 10 2017

I'm really thinking that it's just like a play call. We might run a play call here and there, and you got options out of that play

Feb 22 2017

It would be a capstone on the remarkable career that I've

Feb 08 2017

Bleacher's Ding almost rings the bell, but I learned you don't change the spot on a leopard with Michael Graham in my CBA

Nov 15 2016

You can't hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in

Sep 23 2016

We're just going to let the process work itself out. We're not concerned. We understand this is a serious subject we're talking about, but this has to be done outside of our control. It's something we can't control. So Derrick has expressed that he's not concerned about it. I mean he's quite aware of it, but it's not keeping him up at night, so we'll leave it at

Sep 23 2016

We anticipate that it will not affect his season, hopefully, training camp or games, but we're going to let the due process of the justice system work its way through in the next week and a half or

Sep 23 2016

We see this as a team that has the potential of really being a good basketball club. The only thing that's going to compete with them being successful or not successful is the injury factor. The rest of it is pretty much, they're going to be

Mar 18 2014

We want to build also some things that are very important to basketball players. Developing a health record in which injuries are limited. Developing a mindset in which focuses on capability, developing a system so that balls are moved, passes are made and people make cuts to create open opportunities for teammates. These are things that are important to

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