Esta imagen aparece en su reciente libro Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, que vaya que hizo ruido hace un par de semanas, aunque ahora ya el tema es de nuevo la final que los Spurs arrancan contra (es casi un hecho) el Heat el día 6 de junio.
Nos remite al primer año del big three de James, Bosh y Wade en Miami, donde debido a su arranque erratico, Phil Jackson (sin que nadie le preguntará) dijo que Pat Riley se vería forzado a regresar a dirigir.
“The scenario that sits kind of behind the scene, is that eventually these guys that were recruited — (Chris) Bosh and (LeBron) James — by Pat Riley and Micky Arison, the owner, are going to come in and say, ‘We feel you [Riley] can do a better job coaching the team. We came here on the hopes that this would work,’ and whatever, I don’t know …
“To second-guess another coach and comment on a situation he knows nothing about — it’s inappropriate. And it’s also ignorant. I don’t mean that commenting on Phil’s intelligence. He’s obviously a very smart guy. I mean it as ignorant (in that) he doesn’t know what that situation was and he doesn’t know what the situation is now.
“I don’t think, unless their relationship has changed drastically, that (Jackson)and Pat talk on a regular basis. So I doubt he would have any information whatsoever on what’s going on in Miami.”
Parece que nunco ha habido mucho amor entre estos dos coaches, que han hehco grandes cosas con Lakers.