Phil Jackson appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about all things Lakers. In the interview, Phil talks the Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan comparison and also talks about what he wants to do within the Los Angeles Lakers organization.
He does lots of Phil-type things like pausing to let the crowd boo Coach Mike D'Antoni and he continued to slight Kobe.
Phil says that Kobe's competitiveness ends at the court whereas MJ's continues in all areas of life. Obviously Phil knows these guys more than I do, but from everything I've ever heard come out of Kobe's mouth, he seems every bit as competitive as MJ.
Jay also asked him about whether or not he'd come back to LA as a coach and he said no, but he has assistants who worked for him who come to mind. Brian Shaw comes to mind first because he knows the triangle well and worked with both Kobe and Pau Gasol. He's also experienced significant success in Indiana.
Take a listen and see what you think.