Originally Posted by TERRASTAR18
he is the best at finding gems no one else noticed like parker,manu,splitter,etc.
but to phil's credit no one managed stars and their egos better than him.
Its aklot easier to deal with ego when you three peat every 5 years.
I dont want to come off as being anti Phil Jackson. He is the man, but I still think Pops gets more out of his players top to bottom than any other coach in my lifetime. Si I cant really commment on Aurbach and thos old dudes. But part of me thinks that Celtics dynasty had to do witht he leadership and defensive abilty of one Bill Russell than any specifi skill that Aurbach possesed. But All great coaches have had great players as well.
I guess its like a catch 22