Since this thread was started comparing Jackson (and a basketball team) to McD (and a football team), you can’t credibly come at me by pointing out the differences between the two types of teams. We all already understood the differences.
Also, this is hardly a team of former ne’er do wells, scamps and rejects. This roster is pretty stacked. And last year it was the top Defense and a top Offense. Both just got better in the off-season. Therefore it’s entirely reasonable to extend the OPs subject of comparing the two coaches team building skills with the results. Entering his 6th year, McD knows the team and organization at least as well as Jackson knew the Bulls when they won their first ring.
Especially since the stunning collapse in the last game of the season (including a significant coaching failure) it is absolutely reasonable to expect McDs “team building” to payoff with a SB appearance this year.
I don’t understand why anyone would truly have a hard time understanding this