5 Former Phil Jackson Players Who Would Make Terrible NBA Coaches

5 Former Phil Jackson Players Who Would Make Terrible NBA Coaches

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Apparently, experience is not a requirement in Phil Jackson’s search for the next head coach of the New York Knicks. It is clear that Jackson wants to implement his triangle offense, and Derek Fisher is the hot commodity at the moment. The Zen Master has no shortage of former players who understand his offense to reach out to. However, there are some guys that Jackson will definitely not be calling.

5. Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum
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5. Andrew Bynum

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Take away the fact the he is still considered an “active NBA player.” This guy just deserves to be on every negative list,after showing how little he appreciates the game.

4. Scottie Pippen

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4. Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen
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Probably the most surprising name on this list. This is nothing against Pippen, but the qualities he possesses do not add up to becoming a successful head coach. While the Hall-of-Famer has always been an unbelievable sidekick, his lack of wanting to be in the spotlight would make him a poor coach.

3. Metta World Peace

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3. Metta World Peace

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He will always be entertaining, but I would not want him as one the faces of the New York Knicks franchise.

2. Shaquille O'Neal

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2. Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal
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I have a tough time listening to him on TNT only once or twice a week. While he would make a great coach for any big man, Shaq would find it difficult to implement the triangle offense, along with the daily grind of being a head coach.

1. Dennis Rodman

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1. Dennis Rodman

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Do I really need to explain why?

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