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Quote of the day: Phil Jackson pretty much predicted the CP3 situation a year ago

Dec 8, 2011, 10:48 PM EDT

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Via a Kevin Ding article from December 29th, 2010, here’s Phil Jackson on the troubles the league-owned Hornets might run into:

The [Hornets] were recently bought by the NBA, which prompted Jackson to say: “Not happy about that.”

Jackson put forth a scenario where Hornets star Chris Paul might revive his demand for a trade, and Jackson wondered how the league could manage being the one deciding which other franchise would get Paul.

“Who’s going to pull the button on it?” Jackson asked. “When Chris says he has to be traded, how’s that going to go? … Someone’s going to have to make a very nonjudgmental decision on that part that’s not going to irritate anyone else in the league.”

Not bad, Mr. Jackson. I get the feeling this is one of those days where Phil Jackson is very much enjoying retirement.

  1. goldstar4robotboy - Dec 8, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    “[i]Pull[/i] the button?”

  2. goforthanddie - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    He wasn’t the only one who could see the obvious.

  3. trueballs - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    the F***** Zenmeister at it again. This dude should get a nobel peace prize just for living

  4. charlutes - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Well done Phil

  5. bangbangbilly - Dec 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    The NBA Yoda is Phil Jackson

  6. 1historian - Dec 9, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    This whole thing is a farce and it didn’t take a genius to see this coming – even I could see it coming and I don’t give a rat’s patootie about the NBA and haven’t for years.

    And I really used to care.

    • bozosforall - Dec 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

      As opposed to the fact that no one cares (nor ever cared) about any of your opinions here, 1hysterectomy.

  7. cantonbound13 - Dec 9, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    That’s why they call him the Zen Master.

  8. mogogo1 - Dec 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Phil’s the smartest guy in the room while Stern is just the fattest.

  9. GT - Dec 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Meh – Auerbach predicted this post humously several years ago, just ask any psychic.

    • bozosforall - Dec 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM

      Red quit being relevant decades ago…back when there were still eight teams in the league.

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