Phil Jackson’s Tough Hall of Fame Decision

by February 01, 2010

This is what qualifies as a good problem to have: “There’s a generation of people that identify with the Showtime Lakers of the ’80s and similarly with the ’90s Chicago teams,” Jackson said. “I don’t know if you can say we’re the dominant team of this decade, but we’re pretty close. So I’m sure there’s a whole generation of kids who see me only as the Lakers coach. They’re not familiar with the Bulls at all’ …  Does Jackson identify more with the Lakers now that he’s in his 10th year with the organization after nine as coach of the Bulls? ‘My own personal (opinion,’ he said, ‘I’d have to have a jacket with both sides — one side Lakers, the other side Bulls.”‘