Phil Jackson was asked before the game, in a general sense, if he was surprised the Lakers are this good.
“That’s not a term I would use,” Jackson said.
Good? He wouldn’t call his team good.
“If we were 30-5, I would use that term,” Jackson said.
Well, there’s a coach for you. Jackson would allow that he was pleased with his team’s development after the season-opening loss to Houston, and cited a team meeting that took place the following day.
“We had to talk about the ball stopping and not moving,” Jackson said.