Originally Posted by angryllama
Phil Jackson is a good coach. I like Phil, but I dont think that he has anything on Pop. Have you ever considered that Pop might choose to draft/sign/play players with high character and discipline so that they will adhere to the system? Look at the list...Avery Johnson, Robinson, Duncan, Sean Elliot, Ginobili, Parker, Mohammed, Finley, traded Rodman away (as GM), Dominique Wilkins, Mario Elie, etc.
can't really put duncan/robinson on those lists, it was just fortunate they had high character because they were going #1 no matter what. and from there it trickles down. hey maybe if he had better talent management skills he could have kept or gotten some more talented players and won 6 like phil? phil used rodman and michael(who is pretty damn abrasive). maybe if pop had the ability to use those types of players well he'd be in phil's league.