Originally playing for the New York Knicks, this man has the most championships in any professional sport in America. Winning 11 rings as a headcoach, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, and hitting the milestones of 200 and 1000 wins faster than any other coach in NBA history, his legacy cannot be described justly in words.
He’s lead the almighty Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen, and the Chicago Bulls into a grand era with 6 championship rings. Not to mention set the record for best regular season wins 72-10 in 1995-1996.
He’s also lead Kobe Bryant and Shaq with the LA Lakers to victory 3 years in a row, took a break, and won the past 2 seasons. Jackson’s also credited for perfecting the Triangle offense play.
Sadly for the Jackson, the two-time defending champs could not stop the incredible force that is the Dallas Mavericks and lost the opportunity for another “three-peat” (3 consecutive championships).
For the first time ever in his coaching career, his team has been swept in 4 games and eliminated from the playoffs. You wouldn’t believe the amount of 3-pointers the Mavs sunk last night, their bench outscoring the Lakers’ final tally. It was a pretty disappointing game for LA losing 86-122.
And to top it off in the 4th quarter both Bynum and Odom were ejected for practically attacking Nowitzki and Barea. Really uncalled for and unsportsman-like, but I suppose the Lakers aren’t used to being killed in a game. Still, it just made it even more embarrassing of a game for their coach.
On a lighter note, the post game interviews were entertaining.
The Dallas Mavricks coach Rick Carlise joked that the Laker coach will probably pop out of retirement once more to coach again out of boredom, Jackson sounded firm on his leave of the professional game.
“This is, and all my hopes and aspirations are, that this is the final game that I’ll coach,” Jackson said. “This has been a wonderful run.”
In other news, Boston Celts extinguished the Miami Heat at home in the TD Garden on Saturday night. Anyone watching sports news has probably seen the gruesome footage of Rondo getting his left elbow dislocated. If not here it is!
But it didn’t stop him from re-popping it back in, and playing! All the commentators were in awe and expected him to be out for the rest of the playoff season, how much more the game!
Super happy, and expecting the lovely Celts to win again tonight.
Also, the 8th seed Memphis Grizzlies beat Oklahoma Thunder in an exciting overtime game Saturday afternoon. Last night D. Rose and the rest of the Chicago Bulls last night unable to keep up with the Atlanta Hawks so their series is now tied 2-2.
Really hoping the Bulls can pull i through to the next round to face the Celts ( if after they defeat the Heat) for an interesting East finals series (and because I love Derrick Rose. Look at the video they played on Mother’s Day with the new MVP & his mom!!!).