I'll be honest. I think Jackson's public criticizing coaching technique is kinda bush league. I know he's won 50 titles, but it just comes off as slimy. As for Artest, I'm betting that his therapist told him to confront Jackson about this. Not kidding. Yahoo! Sports reports: Ron Artest loudly confronted Phil Jackson at a recent practice, according to a league source, telling the Lakers coach to tone down the public criticism. Artest grudgingly went along with Jackson's public floggings last season as he tried to fit in with the defending NBA champions. This season, Artest has less tolerance for it and told Jackson that if he wants to coach him, coach him. Just stop embarrassing him in public.