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SILEO'S SPINS: Phil Jackson, NHL hits and Bud Selig

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Dan Sileo

 
   
 
Dan Sileo co-hosts with Craig Shemon weeknights from 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET and Saturdays from 4-8 p.m. ET on . Check back each week for Sileo's Spins, a unique take on what's hot in sports. 1. Overrated Phil: L.A. Lakers head coach Phil Jackson will be going for his ninth NBA championship as a coach, which would tie him with the legendary Boston Celtic head coach "Red" Auerbach. AN AWESOME FEAT! If the Lakers do win their third title in a row, it will make it nine times in 12 NBA seasons that Phil Jackson has won an NBA title.

But I say Phil Jackson is the most OVERRATED coach in NBA history. How much coaching did he do in Chicago? MJ coached that team. Here's probably the biggest coaching advice Phil offered Jordan, "Mike, turn and shoot" Look at the GREAT talent he has always inherited - MJ, Pippen, Rodman, Shaq and Kobe. Has Phil Jackson made any one of those players better? I say NO! Here's the question: Could Phil Jackson take the LA Clippers to the playoffs? The Answer is NO! I do know a coach who could - Larry Brown of the Philadelphia 76ers, who I think is the BEST coach in the NBA. Wait a minute, he already did that. 2. Drama on the Ice: I hope you folks are watching the NHL playoffs. Great drama is building on the path to Lord Stanley! There are huge conversations about the big hits going on in the playoffs. The hit by Bruins Kyle McLaren on the Habs Richard Zednik was a tough play, but that's the sport of hockey. It's tough! I didn't think there was anything wrong with that hit. You hear and read that the violence in hockey is too much. But those are stupid comments from people who barely cover the sport. The media NEVER covers the great hockey going on in the postseason. They only cover the big hits, which does a disservice to the fans because the fighting is only a tenth of what the sport of hockey is all about. It's sad! 3. Bungling Bud: Baseball has come out with their early season attendance marks and the owners are trying to show the public that they are losing money. Is Bud Selig the worst commissioner baseball has EVER seen? Check out some of his comments about how well the EXPOS and the TWINS are playing. "Nice stories, but that still doesn't effect their bottom line." WHAT? Does Selig have the fans best interest in mind? NO WAY! Now the MLB is showing they are losing money at the gate. The BIGGEST mistake baseball ever made was thinking that the fans would forgive baseball for the strike of 1994. They haven't and I blame one guy BUD SELIG!

Tagged: Bruins, Canadiens, Kyle McLaren, Richard Zednik, Clippers, Lakers

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