Sasha Vujacic vs Lakers Coaches

by April 01, 2010

Sasha is always trying to get out of Phil Jackson’s doghouse, but this incident does him no favors in that regard. From the LA Times: “Lakers Coach Phil Jackson and his assistants aren’t happy with Sasha Vujacic, and because of that, the reserve guard hasn’t been playing. Jackson still wasn’t happy Wednesday night with Vujacic after the guard had a ‘run-in with our coaching staff’ last Friday night in Oklahoma City, Jackson said. In that game Vujacic was upset with Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons giving him instructions and told Cleamons not to yell at him. When assistant coach Brian Shaw went over to Vujacic, he told Shaw the same thing. Shaw and Vujacic then exchanged words on the bench during the Lakers’ loss to the Thunder. Vujacic didn’t play in the next two games at Houston and New Orleans. Jackson said Vujacic ‘hasn’t atoned himself for that error.’ When Vujacic does, ‘he’ll be back in good graces,’ Jackson said.”