NBA Finals: Breen, Van Gundy, Jackson a Good Team Calling Games
Well the 2008 NBA Finals are over and the Boston Celtics are the Champs. It was pretty clear early in the series that the Lakers did not come to win. Pau and Odom stunk up the court, D-Fish didn't show much leadership, the bench didn't show much life, and I'm pretty sure Phil Jackson gave up coaching after game four. But hey, Chris Mihm got some floor time.
For me, the most exciting part of this series was the commentary. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, and Mark Jackson are a great team.
Mike Breen is a great lead man because he is knowledgeable about what is going on and he doesn't take up too much mic time from the guys that we really want to hear.
Jeff Van Gundy is great to listen to. That bit about fining players for flopping was a great idea. Being a former coach, he knows how teams and players should adjust to be more effective during the game.
I love when he starts talking about random stuff that has nothing to do with the game. I'm very surprised that a team has not approach him for a head coaching job yet. Even if no one goes for him, I think he is pretty happy where he is at.
Mark Jackson is the player on this team. Like Van Gundy he knows what is going on during the game, unlike some other commentators throughout the sporting world. I've learned a lot about the game while listening to him. His debates with Van Gundy are very entertaining.
Like Van Gundy, I would like to see him on the sideline as a coach soon.
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