They were all past their prime when Jordan took over!!! That's why they won six championships out of (six)Eight. The two missed were when he decided to play Baseball! Malone, Stockton, Payton, Wilkins, Barkley, Johnson were great players, but didn't win! I should have said great players on great teams! You can feel insulted. If any of them were THAT great, they would have beat the Bulls! Next you'll be telling me that Phil Jackson is the best coach of all time!
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.