JJ Redick on Lakers bringing in Phil Jackson to help in search of new coach: “It fits in their pattern of behavior”

JJ Redick on Lakers bringing in Phil Jackson to support in search of new coach: “It fits in their pattern of behavior”

Phil Jackson
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It has been reported that the Los Angeles Lakers have asked Phil Jackson to support in their search of a new head coach. He won nine NBA championships as a coach, three of them with the Lakers, but his resume as an executive has been far from fantastic.

Former NBA star JJ Redick thinks that the Lakers are following their pattern of behavior and are producing a mistake. “Teams do not want to operate that way anymore and that is the dilemma with the Lakers,” he responded to Stephen A. Smith’s thought that the Lakers must trade LeBron James.

“They have refused to modernize how they operate. We’ve observed over the last ten years they’ve been in the playoffs three times, only when did they get out of the first round, that was in the bubble in 2020.

“The thought that they’re going to bring in Phil Jackson to support with the coaching search given his record as an executive in New York, and with the hires he created, once again it is a patter of behavior, we speak about the patter of behavior, it fits the pattern of behavior.

“Other teams are not going to fall susceptible to that. So no, I believe this is a crazy take, it’s a crazy take.”

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