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  1. Luke Walton, next Knicks coach?

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan makes the case for Luke Walton, who has some coaching experience and ties to Phil Jackson....

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Phil Jackson doesn't know everything

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson is the Winston Churchill of the NBA. He won the biggest wars with a combination of old-school toughness and new-school guile. Victory in hand, the dominant equation for both became: Big mouth + bigger ego = the verbal victory lap. Any...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  3. When Derek Fisher won his job

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson came to the Lakers in 1999 with a hard-won reputation for preferring big guards. Meanwhile, the point guard he found in L.A., Derek Fisher, wasn't just little, but he was also, up to that point, not known as a shooter. Looking back no...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Phil on new basketball common sense

    Henry Abbott

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Phil Jackson's coach, Red Holzman, preached lessons that sync with today's stat geekery. Praise be, in this confusing new world of basketball evidence, to those few special hoops topics with clarity. Talk to the...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  5. Kobe will control

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty ImagesBuilding around Kobe comes with the cost of alienating everyone from Phil Jackson to Dwight Howard.Dwight Howard and Chris Paul were both free agents this summer and might have joined forces on the Los Angeles Lakers, sou...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  6. Phil Jackson on big-game mentality

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Drake/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe most successful coach in history says the calmest team usually wins.A few years ago, Justin Rao and Matt Goldman presented research about how players perform in big moments. Rao's mom, as it happens, is an expert in p...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  7. Phil Jackson's next move

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson is in the news every day. Will he return to the NBA? What does he want? Where will he land? Would he run a good front office? Will he coach? Marc Stein and David Thorpe weigh in....

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV: Who are the Lakers?

    Henry Abbott

    A franchise long defined by Dr. Jerry Buss, Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant is coping with a dizzying array of injuries and changes. We examine with J.A. Adande: ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. Metta World Peace on Mike Brown's physique

    Henry Abbott

    In his exit interview, Metta World Peace was asked about coach Mike Brown. Compared to Phil Jackson, he said, it was a "drastic change." But then World Peace went to some trouble, apparently to make clear he was not blaming his coach for the La...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  10. TrueHoop TV: When tempers flare

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | May 01, 2012
  11. Robert Horry: Shaq vs. Kobe is all Phil

    Henry Abbott

    In Russia, Robert Horry suggests that originally, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant got along beautifully until Phil Jackson intervened. Horry has been in Russia and was interviewed by On his blog Rush'n Hoops, journalist Alexander Chern...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  12. Tex in context

    Henry Abbott

    Former NBA scout Clarence Gaines Jr. worked with Phil Jackson and Tex Winter in Chicago and blogs about Hall-of-Famer Winter's practices: Bulls practices were a sight to behold. Tex usually led the offensive drills. Most coaches & fans would be ...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    J.A. Adande does an amazing job explaining the Lakers' season. Here's what I see: Neither Phil Jackson nor Kobe Bryant tried all that hard to keep the rest of the team fired up and focused. Both now blame the season's sorry end on the rest of the tea...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  14. Truss issues

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson heard Andrew Bynum talking about "trust" issues, and laughed it off saying he thought Bynum had been talking about "trusses." And he noted that his dad wore a truss. I know that word "truss" to mean some kind of structural support,...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson says the NBA ought not play on Christmas Day. A little poll in the right margin finds about half of readers agree with him. What Celtics practice is like, as described by WEEI's Paul Flannery (via CelticsHub). There is lots of talk abo...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  16. Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson respects Pat Riley

    Henry Abbott

    Victor Baldison/NBAE/Getty Images In her new book, Jeanie Buss says Riley was intrigued by the Laker head coaching job in 2004. Phil Jackson, you may have have already seen, has been sounding the alarm that Pat Riley may well be on his way to retur...

    Blog | November 24, 2010