A quick summary of Phil Jackson’s pregame media session heading into Thursday evening’s Game 3:
- Jackson said he’s “not so much worried about the noise” as he is about the Thunder’s play.
- On Andrew Bynum: “Game 1, I thought he had an impact. Tuesday he really didn’t have the kind of game he wanted, was very disappointed with his own play … I think he’ll start to sustain an effort as we go along … His length is a real big plus for us.”
- When asked what he said to Lamar Odom, about whom Jackson said he expected much more after Wednesday’s practice, Phil answered that he told Odom he was “M.I.A.” in Games 1 and 2. Not exactly in that terminology, but the point went through. Jackson said Odom just smiled.
- Jackson was not surprised that he did not receive a vote for Coach of the Year: “I think we underachiever and most people recognized that.”