Phil Jackson would have been better suited to coach this aging Lakers team than current Coach Mike D'Antoni, Times writer Mike Bresnahan said during an online NBA discussion Wednesday morning.
"Phil does not need speed or youth necessarily in his offense," Bresnahan said. "He prefers veterans. He likes older players, mature players. He doesn't need to zip up and down the court. Obviously that triangle offense would be much better suited for this team at this point unless somehow the roster gets younger."
Clippers beat writer Broderick Turner was also in on the discussion. He said the end of the team's 17-game winning streak may have been a blessing in disguise.
"It felt like it was a heavy weight on their shoulders a few times," Turner said of the streak. "And I think this time it just came to an end to a good Denver team that's very good at home."