Phil Jackson says Heat 'have the horses' to three-peat

Phil Jackson says Heat 'have the horses' to three-peat
October 29, 2013, 11:45 am
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By Evan Moore

Former Bulls coach Phil Jackson still has an opinion on the NBA even though he has retired.

Jackson spoke about the Heat's chances this season with columnist Sam Smith. He believes that Miami has the tools to win a third NBA championship in a row.

“They have the horses. They have a good chance," Jackson said.

The 11-time NBA championship coach says that repeating is not as easy as it sounds.

“I see Miami is projected to win in that GM poll,” Jackson said via telephone from his home in Los Angeles. “It’s still a matter of doing it.”

Jackson also said that the Heat has to overcome some injuries and changes in personnel.

“They’ve still got to deal with (Dwyane) Wade’s knee and will LeBron (James) be able to clear people out with that off arm like he’s been able to do the last three years,” Jackson said. “Can (Chris) Bosh sustain it, a one trick pony type guy. The bench now has changed with (Mike) Miller gone. (Ray) Allen is a year older. All those things.”

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The Bulls take on the two-time defending champion Miami Heat Tuesday night.