Shaq says Knicks need two superstars to successfully run Triangle Offense


Phil Jackson is one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, having amassed 11 championships over a career that spanned 20 seasons.

If there’s a knock on him, Jackson’s detractors will remind you that he only won by having similarly great, Hall of Fame caliber players on those rosters. There was Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in Chicago, and there was Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.

Jackson ran the Triangle Offense in all of his championship seasons, and has made sure that the Knicks will do the same this year in his new role as the team’s president of basketball operations. Shaq isn’t so sure it will succeed, however, thanks to New York not having at least two superstar-level talents in place.

From Mitch Lawrence at NBC New York:

“For the triangle to work, you need to have two superstars,’’ O’Neal said. “It’s been proven…

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