"Bullshit. Always some Jordan side talk with this guy."
Phil Jackson was a NBA nobody before he came to the bulls. He was a CBA guy!
Keep in mind, before Phil, Jordan took Stanley , Doug Collins to the playoffs, and won 50 plus games with Doug Collins.
Jerry Krause didn’t like the give the ball to Jordan and everybody get the hell out of the offense, so he brought in Tex Winters to work with Collins. Collins didn’t like any of those fuckers, and removed winters from the bench. That pissed Krause off, so he fired Collins and hired Jackson.
Again, Jordan didn’t like any of them because winters and Jackson were Krause’s guys. They both came in as neophytes! Jordan wanted to keep Collins.
So it can be said that Jordan made them than the other way around, because Jordan’s playoff results were ascending before Phil.
Jordan didn’t have the liberty of getting coaches hired or telling the organization to get the players that he wanted. He had to work with rookie coaches and rookie players....and with a GM who hated him!