This is good. From today’s L.A. Times:
Red Auerbach, who won a record nine NBA championships as coach of the Boston Celtics, recently opined on radio that three titles in a row do not constitute a dynasty.
It was a shot at Phil Jackson, who has nine championship rings of his own as coach of the Chicago Bulls and now the Lakers, whose run of three consecutive titles ended last week.
Monday, on his weekly radio show on KMPC, Jackson fired back, telling co-host Chris Myers that the Laker streak qualified in his mind because it “dominates a great period of time in a decade.”
As for Auerbach, Jackson added, “I just hope when I get to be his age, someone will pull a cigar from my mouth and insert an oxygen tube to allow me to breathe and think clearly.”
He didn’t say if he’d then offer Red a light.